Architectural firm Edgemoor has unveiled renderings for the new single terminal it has been hired to design for Kansas City International Airport (MCI).
The renderings were presented during a city council business meeting in Kansas City, Missouri and included portrayals of the baggage claim, observation, check-in and retail areas, as well as the airport’s exterior.
The project is set to be Kansas City’s largest ever infrastructure undertaking, and will include 39 gates (with the potential to expand capacity to 50) over a total proposed area of one million square feet.
The new terminal will be located on the site where the old Terminal A building stood, and is scheduled to be completed by early 2023, in time for the NFL draft, which will be in Kansas City in April 2023.
Construction of the terminal will require the participation of at least 60 local companies and is expected to create up to 5,000 jobs, according to a release from the airport.
The design itself includes the use of natural wood and stone for the ceilings and walls, similar to the stone used at Union Station in Kansas City.
It also boasts fountains and an interactive display telling the story of the airport site and the city itself.