United Airlines Terminal 1 Curbside Addition and South Building Addition at O’Hare International Airport in Chicago, Illinois. Courtesy Solomon Cordwell Buenz
Thornton Tomasetti provided structural design, blast mitigation and curtain wall consulting services for the $26.5 million renovation and addition to United Airlines’ Terminal 1 at O’Hare International Airport.
The curbside addition involved the reconstruction and extension of the existing 750-foot-long terminal, by moving the façade 20 feet out toward the roadway, to contain new glass-enclosed vestibules and curbside check-in locations with small canopies. The 10,000-square-foot south building addition consisted of a single-story expansion of the existing terminal building for a new security checkpoint and circulation between Terminals 1 and 2. The expansion also included provisions for the addition of a future mezzanine level.
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