Denver International Airport
The Great Hall Project has reached some significant milestones over the last several months as Phase 2 construction continues on the new security checkpoint in the northwest corner of Level 6.
In August, the new escalator located on the west side of Level 6 near United’s new check-in lobby opened to the public. This new escalator takes passengers between Levels 5 and 6. A similar escalator will be constructed on the east side next to the Southwest and Frontier check-in lobbies. This escalator will be installed as part of the Great Hall Completion, which will begin later this year.
With the opening of this new escalator, DEN welcomed back one of DEN’s gargoyles that watch over passengers' bags in the terminal. The popular bronze sculpture is part of ‘Norte Denver’, a public art installation by artist Terry Allen. The second gargoyle remains in storage while construction continues on the east side baggage claim area.
Another significant milestone is the completion of the refreshed and modified space now being used as new airline ticketing/check-in space on the south end of Level 6. By moving the airlines from the northeast and northwest ends of the Terminal to the south end, DEN can make room for the new security checkpoints on the north end of Level 6! Keep reading for more information about the airline moves.