The decade of the "20-teens" at LAX has been one of nonstop terminal construction activity. The mix of both civic (TBIT / TBIT-W, T2) and corporate (Alaka T6, Delta T5, Southwest T1) initiated projects have been the subject of various discussions here on a.net. The culmination of this activity is slated for late 2019 / early 2020 - the current projected opening date of the 1st phase of the MSC (Midfield Satellite Concourse).
Turning toward the next decade, it appears that the reinvention of LAX will continue. In the December, 2014 issue of Airline Business, Roger Johnson, deputy Executive Director of Airport Development is quoted extensively from an interview in which he gives insights on the continuing evolution of LAX.
Among the specific facility mentions, one that has been the object of years of a.net derision:
"LAWA plans to demolish and rebuild terminal three once the midfield concourse, which will handle both domestic and international flights, opens..."
For a reference, I've included a previous redevelopment proposal rendering for T3 from the late 90s':
Specific elements are undefined at this point, but the overall geometry will likely reflect that shown above - essentially, a large, rectangular structure replacing the oval-shape of the original 1960's LAX satellite concept.
Mr. Johnson also mentions the previously discussed (a.net, and elsewhere) Terminal 0, "east of Terminal One."
A surprising response with regard to concept(s) mentioned by Mr. Johnson was the potential 'resurrection' of Terminal 9 by, "....adding a terminal eight on the east side of Sepulveda Boulevard." The former Terminal 9 concept was discussed some time ago here on a.net: LAX:UA And Terminal 9?
Attached below are a couple of the original siteplan concepts:
Personally, the most surprising element envisioned by Mr. Johnson is the potential for, "....removing one of the five domestic piers on the south side of the central terminal area."
This potential concept, coupled with the rebuilding / resiting of the remaining south side terminals would be immensely helpful in addressing both the airside & landside demand imbalance that now plagues LAX during peak hours.
In the nearer term.....is LAWA paving a path forward for terminal relocation(s) to address the CTA (Central Terminal Area) demand imbalance?
The June 18th, 2015 LAWA BoAC report includes discussion of an award of two separate three year airport planning professional services contracts - one each to longtime LAWA business partners Gensler and Ricondo and Associates.
In essence, the purpose is definition & scoping work (from vehicle curb to aircraft gate, and the other accoutrements in between) for a forthcoming project currently termed "North Terminal Improvements". The project would also entail construction of the long hinted-at T3-TBIT connector building.
However, one nugget really stands out in this report: "Providing technical assistance and LAWA guidance for improvement being considered by airline(s) for Terminal 2 and Terminal 3."
Was this perhaps hinted at in an a.net thread from earlier this year?: "DL And Am Pledge To Co-locate At LAX"
[Edited 2015-07-21 17:20:11]