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New construction milestone for Los Angeles International Airport


Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) has celebrated the topping out of the Tom Bradley International Terminal Core with a beam signing ceremony.

The Tom Bradley International Terminal Core is one of seven new cores that make up the $490 million dollar Terminal Cores project at LAX.

The project, which is scheduled to complete in 2024, will allow access to all levels of the terminal buildings using escalators and stairs, and provide passengers direct connection to the future People Mover train system and its connection to the city’s greater public transportation network.

“The topping out of LAX’s Tom Bradley International Terminal Core represents an important moment for one of the airport’s most ambitious and anticipated initiatives to date–creating a sustainable and interconnected network for getting to and from the airport that has the added benefit of alleviating congestion and passenger wait times,” said Justin Erbacci, CEO of Los Angeles World Airports.

“We thank our architecture and construction partners, Austin Commercial, LP, and the community of local workers whose efforts are helping to achieve our vision.”

In the future at this location, passengers will exit the People Mover train’s pathway and be greeted by a recently restored 10-foot-tall bronze and granite sculpture memorialising the terminal’s namesake, former Mayor Tom Bradley.

The Tom Bradley International Terminal Core is a three-level structure that will provide direct connectivity to the West Central Terminal Area (CTA) station and is oriented for easy travel, with elevators and escalators connecting departures, arrivals, the People Mover and office spaces.

Upon entering the three-story open atrium full of natural light, passengers will have an elevated view of the ticketing level that orientates them to their surroundings and provides wayfinding, flight information and vertical conveyance.

Guests who need to check in at the Tom Bradley ticket counters will utilise the vertical circulation of the core to reach the ticket counters and use the self-service baggage drops.

“Designed and constructed to achieve both Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Silver status and CalGreen’s Tier 1 certification, the project demonstrates LAX’s ongoing commitment to sustainability.

Conceptual rendering of Tom Bradley International Terminal’s Terminal Core. A new pathway will allow for direct and easy access to the People Mover train station at the terminal. Courtesy Los Angeles World Airports.

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