An Aerial Landmark Takes Shape at Louisiana Airport

14 December 2018

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Aerodynamically structured to withstand 150-mph winds, the new north terminal at New Orleans International Airport opens May 2019. Walter P Moore’s Bret Busse discusses some of the design aspects with Engineering News Record...

New Orleans has joined a small group of U.S. cities, including Indianapolis and Salt Lake City, that are building new airport terminals. Hailed as the city’s largest construction project since the Mercedes-Benz Superdome, the $1.02-billion North Terminal of Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport (MSY) is within about six months of completion.

At just under 1 million sq ft, the new terminal has three concourses with a total of 35 passenger gates and can be expanded to house 42 gates.

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