Hartsfield Getting $6-Billion, 20-Year Renovation

Hartsfield-Jackson Airport will be well poised to fend off a growing ward of challengers when it completes a massive renovation.

The AJC reported details of the project on Wednesday. First up for the airport is a new parking deck. Work should begin on that this year. 

Hartsfield-Jackson International will soon start work on a $6 billion expansion and makeover that will update the domestic terminal and concourses, introduce new features like a hotel and eventually add another concourse and runway to the world’s busiest airport.

It’s part of a 20-year plan aimed at maintaining Hartsfield-Jackson’s status as a leading airport, replacing aging facilities and enabling growth.

Considering how far away the international concourse is from the domestic concourse, I have no idea where concourse G/-T would go. One of Hartsfield’s advantages over other airports is the linear structure of each concourse instead of separated and far-flung hubs.

Visit the AJC for renderings of the, ahem, interesting architecture that will be on display.

Should you want to hear more about the ambitious plan straight from Mayor Kasim Reed, you are cordially invited to the inaugural State of the Airport address on Thursday. 



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