We are getting a new airport!!!

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The garage is gone.

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Per Twitter: Terminal A is coming down

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Better view

https://twitter.com/BuildKCI/status/1136702329795764224

supposed to be starting below ground utility work sometime in August so there's 2-2.5 months of teardown remaining

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Demolition underway on KCI Airport's Terminal A

https://www.kmbc.com/article/demolition ... a/27798135

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A few photos that I found around Twitter.

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Skip to 2:10 to watch the roof collapse.
https://youtu.be/MRVho-KW54Y

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On the build kci website they have a slightly updated rendering on the top of the page.

Note the water fixture outside has also been cut from these renderings.

https://www.buildkci.com/

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Good.

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I cannot access the web cam anymore. Can anyone else see it?

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cityscape wrote:
Fri Jun 28, 2019 10:32 am
I cannot access the web cam anymore. Can anyone else see it?
They never meant for it to be public so it was put behind a login. Someone leaked the URL. They wanted it on a delay for security reasons and couldn't do that.

I asked on Twitter

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Dumb.

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Same designer as our new terminal.. Goes to show that money is everything.

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Hard to tell with a high level rendering but it appears the ratio of floor space to number of gates is lopsided toward far too much floor space.

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And who is paying. I assume AA or another airline is highly involved in ORD and wanting high quality in their hub. Here. Nobody cares.

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In an alternate universe, our airport would've been perfect for some sort of basic ornamentation to compensate for the lack of form. But, alas, modernism can never cope with low budgets, so all we get is a series of white and glass boxes.

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normalthings wrote:
Fri Jul 12, 2019 2:38 pm
Same designer as our new terminal.. Goes to show that money is everything.

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FWIW, that rendering is of Studio Gang’s winning design. Not SOM’s.

You can watch of what SOM submitted here:
https://youtu.be/8wKulkLYA8A

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I can see why they lost.

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Honestly looks like a blown up version of ours. Big box, as is typical for SOM.

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horizons82 wrote:
Sun Jul 14, 2019 12:59 pm
normalthings wrote:
Fri Jul 12, 2019 2:38 pm
Same designer as our new terminal.. Goes to show that money is everything.

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FWIW, that rendering is of Studio Gang’s winning design. Not SOM’s.

You can watch of what SOM submitted here:
https://youtu.be/8wKulkLYA8A
SOM’s O’hare Project is roughly 1.2 million SF for $1.4 billion. KCI is 1 million SF for $1.5 billion.

Below are SOM’s renderings of their O’Hare satellite concourse project. To me, it looks like a scaled up version of the KCI Project. Many features/amenities can be found in both (wood ceilings, Childs play area, large plantings, etc)
Let’s see how it ends up turning out.

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https://chicago.curbed.com/2019/7/8/206 ... gs-merrill

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TheLastGentleman wrote:
Fri Jul 12, 2019 6:24 pm
In an alternate universe, our airport would've been perfect for some sort of basic ornamentation to compensate for the lack of form. But, alas, modernism can never cope with low budgets, so all we get is a series of white and glass boxes.
The 1% art project will hopefully help here.

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Structural steel and concrete slab foundations/concrete slab floor scopes went out to bid earlier this month.

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