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A Special Feature of DJC.COM
June 10, 2004
Project team

Owner:
Port of Seattle

Program manager:
Parsons, SeaTac

Architect:
NBBJ, Seattle

General contractor:
Clark Construction, Seattle

Structural engineer:
KPFF Consulting Engineers, Seattle

Civil engineer:
Magnusson Klemencic Associates, Seattle

Mechanical/electrical engineer:
Wood/Harbinger, Bellevue

Baggage/special systems:
URS Corp., Seattle

Mechanical engineer
(office tower):

CDi Engineers, Lynnwood

Geotechnical engineer:
Shannon & Wilson, Seattle

Interior design/signage:
NBBJ, Seattle

Landscape architect:
Murase Associates, Seattle

Public art:
4Culture, Seattle


tower
Photo by Jon Silver




concourse
Photo courtesy of the Port of Seattle


Feature Stories

"Keeping a complex project on track"
Careful phasing can save time, money and headaches
By RITA M. GREENE
Magnusson Klemencic Associates


"Travelers can take comfort in new concourse"
Designers use art, light and amenities
to ease the stress of travel

By J. LEE GLENN
NBBJ


"Seismic research shows in Sea-Tac's new look"
Engineers turn to moment frames for
an innovative structural system

By DAVID ARNDT, CARLINE WEISS
and ROBERT RILEY
KPFF

Fast facts

The South Terminal expansion is part of Sea-Tacís $4.1 billion capital improvement plan that also includes new concessions, security and seismic upgrades, restroom renovations, parking garage lighting and satellite transit system improvements. A Central Terminal expansion, including Pacific Market, a new restaurant and retail area, will be completed in 2005. A controversial runway is currently scheduled to open in 2008.

Location:
17801 Pacific Hwy S.

Size:
880,000 square feet

Cost:
$586 million

Opening:
Public preview on June 12; begins operation on June 15




tower
Photo by Jon Silver
Design details

Concourse A: The 2,100-foot concourse includes 14 airline gates, a dozen restaurants and shops, and the airportís first moving sidewalks.

Arrivals hall: Arriving travelers, on their way to the baggage area, will enter a grand hall that features a 70-foot-high exposed structural ceiling and a 300-foot-long curved wall of glass. Artwork includes a rock and water feature on both sides of the window wall.

Public art: Nearly $2 million worth of art was integrated into the new terminal. Examples include a security wall by Linda Beaumont composed of 82 painted and silk-screened glass panels.

Baggage: Four new baggage carousels were added, along with an integrated security system for outgoing baggage that includes equipment for detecting explosives. The system will handle one-third of Sea-Tacís baggage, about 52,000 bags a day.

Tenants: New ticket counters in the South Terminal are occupied by Asiana, SAS, British Airlines, Aeroflot and EVA. The terminalís gates will be used by American, China Airlines, Delta, Frontier, Hawaiian, Sun Country and ATA.


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