United Airlines Terminal One at O’Hare International Airport in Chicago.
Thornton Tomasetti provided structural design and blast engineering services for the United Airlines terminal. The project includes 42 gates in two parallel, 1,600-foot concourses and baggage handling areas. The long-span ticketing area serves as the dramatic entrance to the structure with 1,730-foot-long vaulted gate areas. The ticketing pavilion features folded plate trusses creating a 120-foot by 810-foot column-free area.
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