Airport Construction Alert:
Steel Installation Begins for Terminal 2 Expansion
Beginning today, passengers and airport visitors will start to see construction crews building "up" as structural steel for the airport's 445,000 square-foot terminal expansion is installed just west of the existing Terminal 2.
· Almost 800 piles to support the terminal building have already been positioned
· 5,000 tons of steel is needed to provide the structural framework for the terminal
Installation of the steel will take place over the coming six months. Stay tuned for photos of our progress! In the meantime, look at the crane we'll use to install our steel. The 225-ton Manitowoc 888 crawler crane has a reach of 190 feet with the boom fully extended. The crane is set up to pick columns weighing as much as 23 tons for the new terminal! It's valued at nearly $1 million and it will be on site for the next several months.
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The Green Build will bring a number of long-awaited upgrades to passengers
traveling in and out of San Diego International Airport. As the largest
improvement project in the airport's history, The Green Build will help meet
the airport's current and future demand for travel, while improving customer
service and serving as an economic stimulus for the San Diego region.
Improvements include 10 new gates, a dual-level roadway in front of
Terminal 2 to separate arriving and departing passengers and reduce curb front
congestion, more security lanes, expanded waiting areas and more shopping and
dining options. The Green Build, a $1 billion project, will create 1,000 jobs
at peak construction. Travelers can expect to take advantage of the finished
facilities in 2013.
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