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User currently offlineG4LASRamper From United States of America, joined Dec 2006, 170 posts, RR: 0
Posted (6 years 5 months 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 1755 times:

Was on the local TV news yesterday, and came out on the AP today:

Quote:
Jul 16, 3:27 PM EDT

Cost for new Vegas airport terminal: $1.2 billion

LAS VEGAS (AP) -- Bids are in, and the cost for a planned new terminal at McCarran International Airport is almost $1.2 billion.

Airport spokesman Chris Jones says Perini Building Co. was the low bid announced Tuesday and picked by the Clark County Commission.

The commission rejected a $1.4 billion bid by a joint venture between McCarthy Building Companies and Kiewit Western Co.

Terminal 3 is expected to cover 1.87 million square feet - about the size of six football fields laid end to end - when it opens in 2012.

It'll have 14 gates, ticketing and baggage claim, and is expected to handle international travelers.

The facility will be built along Russell Road, which was recently realigned between Paradise Road and Eastern Avenue to make room.

Haven't been down to the east ramp in a few months, but I'll be there in the next couple of weeks for airport badging again. They've already been doing some ground prep on the T3 site. Will have to see how the new ramps and the last arm of the D-gates are coming along.


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User currently offlineHAL From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 2572 posts, RR: 53
Reply 1, posted (6 years 5 months 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 1753 times:

Even though I was based there for a couple of years, I don't know much at all about this new T-3. Is it going in east of the newer UA/DL/AS terminal? What about the cargo ramp down that way? Any maps/diagrams/drawings online about the new terminal?

HAL



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User currently offlineSurferX From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 124 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (6 years 5 months 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 1731 times:
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It's north of the D Gates. Like, literally directly north. Right along Russell between the airport tunnel and Maryland Parkway.

Interesting that Perini won...I guess since they're doing every other project in the city (CityCenter, Encore) they can afford to be the low bid!

[Edited 2008-07-16 14:02:13]

[Edited 2008-07-16 14:02:36]

User currently offlineSrbmod From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (6 years 5 months 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 1677 times:



Quoting G4LASRamper (Thread starter):
They've already been doing some ground prep on the T3 site.

I noticed some of that when I was out there in early May.

Quoting SurferX (Reply 2):

Interesting that Perini won...I guess since they're doing every other project in the city (CityCenter, Encore) they can afford to be the low bid!

Around the time they start ramping up the T-3 construction, they'll have the first phase of CityCenter (Aria, Mandarin Oriental, The Harmon, Vdara, Veer, and The Crystals Mall) in the final stages (CityCenter is scheduled to open in November of 2009). Perini doesn't have the Encore, that's being done by Tudor-Saliba (They did the SFO reconstruction as well as the TBIT @ LAX.) They'll have enough workers to place on the T-3 project. Plus the Cosmopolitan is scheduled to be done by Q-1 2010, so that will be some more workers available, as the only other project on the Strip on their docket is the second Trump International Tower, which is supposedly aiming for a 2010 opening. Some of the other major construction companies that do business in Las Vegas have some projects they're working on that probably led them to not make a serious bid for the T-3 project.


User currently offlineGARUDAROD From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 1524 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (6 years 5 months 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 1597 times:



Quoting HAL (Reply 1):
What about the cargo ramp down that way? Any maps/diagrams/drawings online about the new terminal?

The cargo areas where FEDEX etc are currently are scheduled to be torn down
and replaced further east near the perimeter of the new Wal-Mart shopping
center. The cargo buildings that were on the east side of Spencer, including the
old National HDQ building have been torn down already and replaced with
aircraft parking ramps.



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User currently offlineDCA-ROCguy From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 4528 posts, RR: 34
Reply 5, posted (6 years 5 months 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 1487 times:

Isn't $1.2 billion an awful lot of money for 14 gates, at an airport whose market is very dependent upon price-conscious travelers in a time of ridiculous oil prices? While a new additional airport is being planned?

LAS experts please advise, but I for one wonder how that few gates can cost that much money. Unless they're building an unnecessarily complex Taj Mahal like SMF plans to build. I could not find any diagrams or artists' concepts for the new building on the LAS site so I don't have a sense of the building's layout or size.

Jim



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User currently offlineSirOmega From United States of America, joined Sep 2005, 735 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (6 years 5 months 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 1459 times:



Quoting DCA-ROCguy (Reply 5):
Isn't $1.2 billion an awful lot of money for 14 gates, at an airport whose market is very dependent upon price-conscious travelers in a time of ridiculous oil prices? While a new additional airport is being planned?

You might think so, but from what I've read and seen on the plans, its more than just 14 gates + associated landside facilities - its supposed to handle international traffic, as well as some of the landside facilities for the D concourse (and there is a tram that will connect the D concourse with the new T3).

One of the problems at LAS is because T1 cant handle more than 42M pax, specifically things like security checkpoints, baggage claim and ticketing. They're renovating and building more of all three of those things now, but from what I understand, T3 is supposed to accommodate all of its 14 gates, plus overflow from D.

What I'm curious is what will happen after T3, since now they say it will handle international traffic, what will happen with T2? They could tear it down and just make an E Concourse for T1, or just destroy it and rebuild it (since its so old).


User currently offlineGARUDAROD From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 1524 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (6 years 5 months 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 1436 times:

With the pull down of the USAir hub, there are going to be quite a few gates not
being used correctly. You could make a case that either Terminal A or B could
be closed and would not impact the operations from the reduced flights by US down
to 40 or so as rumored. The original International Terminal 1 and Terminal A could
be torn down and rebuilt into a new modern facility if/as needed.



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