DeltaAir From United States of America, joined May 1999, 1094 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (14 years 1 month 3 weeks 6 days ago) and read 1648 times:
Airside E is going to be torn down and rebuilt as well is Airside B. I believe work on B has already begun. The main problem at TPA is where a new runway will be built, there is hardly any space left on the airport property.
Tom in NO From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 7194 posts, RR: 33
Reply 2, posted (14 years 1 month 3 weeks 6 days ago) and read 1645 times:
I'll miss Airside E. One of my best spotting memories is a day spent at the tip on the south end of E in June of 1981 watching Braniff (ultra and two-tone), Republic, etc, as well as the action from rwy 18R/36L.
Tom in NO (at MSY)
"The criminal ineptitude makes you furious"-Bruce Springsteen, after seeing firsthand the damage from Hurricane Katrina
Bernsa From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 92 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (14 years 1 month 3 weeks 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 1628 times:
I haven't been to TPA myself, but have seen pictures of Airside E in particular which make it seem as one of the most unusual structures in aviation.
I don't think I've seen any other airside/terminal/concourse/pier that was like a bridge... with open air below the passenger waiting area.
From the photos, it also looks like there may be a lower level below the waiting area where the airbridge is... and I'm guessing stairs to connect them to the bridge above the actual gate. Can anyone who has been in Airside E confirm this or better yet have more pictures?
MarkTpa From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 97 posts, RR: 3
Reply 4, posted (14 years 1 month 3 weeks 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 1625 times:
Airside "E" is being torn down and a new terminal is being built for Delta Airlines to move into. As far as airside "B", it was a terminal for Eastern at one time, however , now, I am not sure what is going to be done with the space.