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Work on the new $1.57 billion landside terminal at Pittsburgh International Airport is making big strides.

Allegheny Airport Authority CEO Christina Cassotis told the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review Oct. 16 that all of the steel for the terminal project has now been erected. The massive project includes construction of an 811,000-sq.-ft. passenger facility, a 5,000-space parking garage and a connector bridge to link the new landside terminal with the airside terminal.

Airport officials and Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald, along with reporters, toured the facility recently, including driving up the 1,200-ft. bridge that, when completed, will lead passengers into the new terminal.

The three floors of the terminal have been constructed, including the giant, tree-like columns that support the roof. The roof itself is being built to resemble the rolling hills that surround the airport west of the city and to let in more natural light. Glass windows have been placed on parts of the backside of the terminal, and the floors for future outdoor terraces have been set.

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