The new South Terminal at Denver International Airport (DIA), will be a transit terminal for the airport. At the center of the terminal will be 6 rail platforms. 2 platforms for the extended airport subway tram which has connected the airports concourses to the main terminal since it's opening. There will be 2 EMU platforms for the East Corridor line from downtown Denver Union Station to the airport, which starts construction in early 2011. There will also be two auxiliary platforms for a future HSR line which is being planned by the State of Colorado & the Colorado Department of Transportation.
The automated baggage system (the new one, not the one that had problems back when DIA first opened), will be extended to the new South Terminal. There will be new retail added all through the south terminal. Plus the top several floors of the new terminal will be a 500-room, Westin Hotel.
Santiago Calatrava has promised a design as unique and signature as the existing Jeppeson Main Terminal, but in a way which will not detract from the Denver landmark.
DIA to unveil South Terminal design
Denver Business Journal
Wednesday, July 21, 2010, 4:02pm MDT
Denver International Airport will unveil the design for its $160 million South Terminal renovation on July 29.
Project architect Santiago Calatrava of Zurich, Switzerland, will be in Denver for ceremony, according to the airport.
Parsons Transportation Group, the architecture firm selected in 2009 to design the South Terminal upgrade, brought on the Spanish-born Calatrava as the project’s signature architect. The seven-year project will include a new Westin terminal hotel, FasTracks transit station with open-air plaza on top, and expansion of the terminal’s fifth and sixth levels.
Calatrava is known for the bold steel and cable elements in his designs for bridges and buildings worldwide. His projects include the Bach de Roda bridge in Barcelona, the expansion of the Milwaukee Art Museum and the World Trade Center transportation hub in New York...
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