ldai_phs wrote:The H shape has some big advantages over the x and k. The top 2 being expansion options and airside geometries.
One key point in the large “we started with tons of options” section of one of the documents is the taxiways and runways limits our options. It had little images showing all the ideas looked at and they all fit inside the space available.
The airport basically will have to expand inside the three runways that wrap around the four terminal spots. A design that makes that easiest is the smartest one.
The chance for this to change was likely the south terminal plan tha got killed due to road costs.