“As an appropriate welcoming space for the world’s busiest airport, a connection to the west side of the terminal is created via a pedestrian plaza beneath a canopy. This pleasant covered arcade features landscaping, hardscape and water features. A cozy café offers indoor and outdoor seating. The plaza, which provides access to the plane train, the sky train, ground transportation and the new airport hotel, will be managed by the airport and offers the opportunity for kiosks, displays, and informative exhibits to help welcome and orient city visitors. Public speaking engagements and press events can also be held in this multi-purpose space beneath dappled green glass reminiscent of Atlanta’s revered tree canopy. HOK to execute the design for the airport.”
This past spring, the world’s busiest airport unveiled a $6 billion, 20-year capital plan called ATLNext, which will bring huge changes for the exterior of the Domestic Terminal, including a new canopy. The atrium, too, is slated to be remodeled as well.
Other improvements include a new sixth runway, cargo structures, 400-room hotel with travel plaza, and a new concourse.
Atlanta Business Chronicle