Centerlines - December 2008 - (Page 45)

G R A N D O P E N IN G S Cook Terminal Opens at Indianapolis T HE 1.2 MIL LION-SQUA R EF O O T , two-level Col. H. Weir Cook Terminal opened at the Indianapolis International Airport on Nov. 11. Construction began July 2005 on the $1.1 billion project, which essentially amounts to a new airport in the midfield between the two runways. Designed by St. Louis-based Hellmuth, Obata + Kassabaum, the facility has four islands of passenger check-in counters with up to 24 counters each and 16 curbside check-in positions are available. Two passenger security checkpoints have space for 22 screening lanes. The five-level parking garage has 5,900 spaces for passenger vehicles and 1,200 rental car spaces. Moving walkways help pedestrians travel between the garage and the terminal. A new dedicated exit provides access from Interstate 70. The terminal building’s heart is the 25,000-square-foot Civic Plaza, a circular pre-security space housing security, concessions, art and public events. The shape of the terminal’s skylit roof creates a symbolic threshold to the city and state. Many airport restaurants and shops were specially selected to reflect an Indiana feel and flavor. A full range of aircraft can access the 40 gates arranged along two concourses. Taxiing time from runways is reduced by connector taxiways providing the shortest, most direct routes. JetBlue Terminal 5 at JFK JetBlue’s 635,000-square-foot, three-concourse, 26-gate Terminal 5 at JFK opened in October. Located behind Eero Saarinen’s iconic TWA terminal, T5 has 40 ticket counters and 65 e-ticket kiosks. Gensler designed the new building. A 20-lane security checkpoint speeds passenger clearance. Straight angles of matte gray corrugated metal and glass with exposed structural steel and industrial elements complement the curvilinear TWA building. Physical cues from signature materials and directional ramps direct passengers without signage clutter. Bold color splashes, abundant natural light, free Wi-Fi, a children’s play area, gate-based food ordering and visual paging are among the customerfriendly features. More than 20 eateries offer authentic New York culinary experiences. ■ Col. H. Weir Cook Terminal at Indianapolis during the final phase of construction. INDIANAPOLIS AIRPORT AUTHORITY | CENTERLINES 45

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Centerlines - December 2008

Centerlines - December 2008
President’s Message
Canadian Airports
Associates’ Corner
Policy Center
On the Hill and On the Stump
Cover Story: Airport Belt Tightening
On Management: Pooling DBE Resources
Revenue Arena: New Revenue Streams
Griesbach Concessions Award Winners
Security: Employee Screening Pilot Tests
New Technology: Wireless Growth
Now Underway
Grand Openings
New Members
Index of Advertisers/
Box Scores

Centerlines - December 2008