One project that broke ground last month, Pittsburgh International Airport’s $1.4 billion, 700,000-square-foot terminal, has laid claim to something unique. According to the Allegheny County, Pa., Airport Authority, it is the first new airport terminal to be built from the ground up with a post-pandemic world in mind. Officials are working with an architectural and engineering design team of Gensler, HDR and luis vidal + architects to develop an “airport of the future” that could generate $2.5 billion for the regional economy and create more than 14,000 combined direct and indirect jobs. Other companies involved in the project include Jacobs and Michael Baker International on the program management team, and Turner Construction and PJ Dick/Hunt on the construction management team.
The goal is to have the terminal open in early 2025, which would be good timing given a recent prediction by Boeing that air travel will return to pre-pandemic levels by the end of 2023 or early 2024.