With the whack of shiny new sledgehammers, airport director John Martin and San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee officially launched the $2.4 billion Terminal 1 demo and rebuild yesterday that will last eight years and bring 24 new gates to San Francisco International Airport's Terminal 1.
As the final stage of San Francisco International Airport's $4.1 billion 10-year capital improvement plan, Terminal 1 is being partially demolished to make way for two new boarding areas, a central check-in and security space, new baggage claim and mezzanine areas, and a new Grand Hyatt 350-room hotel.
Terminal 1 is SFO’s oldest facility. Renovation begins with the creation of an interim Boarding Area B to allow ongoing passenger use while construction workers create an entirely new structure.
Earlier this year, renovation to Terminal 3 was completed, Terminal 2 completed in 2011.
Here's the next 8-year construction schedule:
- September 2016: Interim Boarding Area B opens with 9 gates
- December 2018: New Boarding Area B opens with 9 gates
- June 2019: New Boarding Area expands to 17 gates
- September 2020: New Boarding Area B reaches full capacity of 24 gates
- Mid-2024: Terminal 1 Center, refreshed Boarding Area C complete