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Design Fornew Terminalat IND Unveiled  
User currently offlineLoneStarMike From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 4028 posts, RR: 31
Posted (12 years 3 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 2087 times:

From The Indianapolis Star (with a photo gallery of artist's concetion of the new facilities)

Officials unveil design for new airport terminal
Security is priority at planned terminal

complete article

Looks very futuristic - like something straight out of The Jetsons.  Smile


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User currently offlineUsairwys757 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (12 years 3 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 2028 times:

I agree with the jetsons look. Looks really modern, maybe a little too modern if you ask me.

User currently offlineJpetekYXMD80 From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 4555 posts, RR: 25
Reply 2, posted (12 years 3 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 2013 times:

"Designs for the midfield terminal call for a "civic plaza" where people can gather."

Things like these large plazas seem to be popping up all over in airport plans, and i just dont get it. You dont go to the airport to get a latte and stand in a wide open space talking with people. Can anyone explain the logic behind these areas, i think a much better and more interesting things could be added in these vast areas of space..

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User currently offlineMCIB757 From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 280 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (12 years 3 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 1990 times:

I really like it, doesn't really look that futuristic to me. I like the big open spaces that airports can lack sometimes. Also, I think it has a Kansai feel to it with all those tubular support structures.


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User currently offlineIndustrialPate From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (12 years 3 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 1979 times:

The ticketing lobby looks very Narita T2 like... not exactly futuristic  Smile.

User currently offlineJsnww81 From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 2232 posts, RR: 14
Reply 5, posted (12 years 3 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 1914 times:

Looks pretty nice to me. Airport design these days seems to be all about visibility and sight lines, and it looks like the folks at HOK did their homework here. Hard to believe they're the same firm that designed DFW in the early 1970s...

There aren't too many built-from-scratch new terminals going up in the US right now. It'll be interesting to follow the construction of this one.

User currently offlineLuv2fly From United States of America, joined May 2003, 12312 posts, RR: 45
Reply 6, posted (12 years 3 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 1832 times:
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Well considering if you are meeting someone and you can not go to the gate area I can see the need for this design.

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User currently onlineOzarkD9S From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 5426 posts, RR: 20
Reply 7, posted (12 years 3 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 1812 times:

The overview photo doesn't seem to reflect a major increase in the number of gates though it was hard to estimate. I'm wondering if the plan allows for additional, unnatched concourses in the future?

User currently offlineJsnww81 From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 2232 posts, RR: 14
Reply 8, posted (12 years 2 weeks 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 1794 times:

I'm pretty certain - if I remember the "Midfield Terminal" section of the IND website correctly - that each of the 'boomerang' concourses can be extended to provide additional gates in the future. Not sure about midfield concourses though. It's a pretty large site, there's got to be plenty of ways to expend or (presumably) IND wouldn't have committed to the final design.

I know work has already started rerouting the Interstate to make room for the new airport interchange. Does anyone know when ground will be broken for the actual terminal? If they want to have it done by 2007, work would have to begin fairly soon. It took PIT ten years to build their new terminal, DFW and DEN took six years, and ATL took four.

User currently offlineZID From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 294 posts, RR: 4
Reply 9, posted (12 years 2 weeks 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 1752 times:

You must remember two things. This is the first airport designed after 9/11, so the new safety measures have been taken into account with this design. People can't go to the gates without a ticket so all of the congregating will be in the main hall before the security checkpoints. Indy is not a hub so you don't need big, vast, open gate areas. So we get this design from HOK, two small concourses with around thirty-five gates, and a beautiful large main hall.

I love the high ceiling with the tubular supports. I can't wait until it opens. It will be unlike anything else in the midwest, if not the United States. In the midst of the rustbelt there is a growing, vibrant and progressive city by the name of Indianapolis; and this terminal will let every visitor know it.

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