To accommodate the growing number of flights and passengers traveling through the airport, General Mitchell International Airport underwent a substantial expansion to Concourse C. The project was broken out into two phases in order to remain operational throughout the duration of the project. In 2006, the first phased was completed. The expansion increased capacity by 31,000 sf for the security checkpoint, an additional security screening lane, large airline gate seating areas, an atrium filled with natural daylighting and remodeled dining and retail areas. Public art was incorporated with a striking terrazo and ceramic floor by artist Carlos Alves is the feature of the project. The second phase, or the “Hammerhead”, is an eight gate addition. In 2011, the restrooms on the second phase (Hammerhead) were updated with new furnishings and fixtures to increase durability and reduce maintenance in the high traffic area and also to meet ADA compliance and current building codes.
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