We’ve always thought that Atlanta’s sprawling Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport airport looks and works a lot like a Xerox machine- not too pretty, but efficient, reliable and easy to understand.
But this week airport officials announced plans to spend nearly half a billion dollars to overhaul the main domestic terminal and concourses T, A, B, C and D.
From what we’ve seen, it appears that the entire airport will eventually look a lot like the new International concourse F with plenty of smooth lines and more light.
The airport is currently asking for bids from companies that can do the work (now estimated at $430 million now, but you know what that means…), which will make the facilities brighter and airier, with larger windows and an airport atrium in the main terminal that offers lots of live plants and trees.
Besides the modernization, the project will also include the replacement of about half the existing jetways.
The three-year project is not expected to mean any disruptions for travelers or flight operations.
Below is a look at some more renderings of the remade facility. What do you think? Does the airport really need a makeover or does its current utilitarian look and feel work for you?
What do you think? Does the airport really need a makeover or does its current utilitarian look and feel work for you?
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