Let’s take a look at the latest designs of the exciting expansion that’s getting underway at the terminal at Denver International Airport. The $500 million expansion incorporates three major elements:
A new Public Transit Center that will accommodate the end-of-line station for RTD’s East Line—a 23-mile rail transit connection between DIA and Union Station in Downtown Denver—currently under construction and scheduled to open for service in January 2016.
A new 500-room Westin Hotel & Conference Center that will be located immediately south of the existing Jeppeson Terminal and above the Public Transit Center.
A new 60,000 square foot Public Plaza that will connect the Jeppesen terminal with the new hotel.
Gensler is the principal architect of the entire South Terminal Redevelopment program at DIA, with Anderson Mason Dale working on the Public Transit Center. Here are some new renderings of the project, courtesy of my friends at Gensler’s Denver office. You have two options to view the renderings: click on an image to view a larger version of it, or use the link below an image to open a giant-sized version in a new window. Here we go:
View (looking north) at the Public Transit Center and Westin Hotel, with the existing terminal complex beyond:
View (looking northwest) of the Public Transit Center and Westin Hotel:
View (looking southeast) of the Public Plaza in between the existing Jeppesen Terminal and the new Westin Hotel:
View from the train platforms inside the Public Transit Center:
View of the entry to the hotel from the Public Transit Center:
View looking southwest from the Public Plaza, with the existing Jeppesen Terminal on the right and the Westin Hotel on the left:
For a few additional renderings, visit the project’s page on the Gensler website.