Construction workers have placed the last piece of structural steel for the 148,000sq ft (m) expansion of Concourse E at Portland International Airport (IATA: PDX). It forms part of the Port of Portland’s PDXNext programme, a series of updates and upgrades to deliver a convenient, comfortable, uniquely PDX experience for travellers and employees now and into the future, the Concourse E expansion extends 830ft (m) east along the airport’s entry drive, adding six passenger gates and balancing the number of passengers using the north and south sides of the airport. The $215 million project began construction in 2017 and is on schedule to open mid-2020.
The project also includes additional concessions, restrooms, support spaces, and amenities. Representatives from Portland International Airport, Skanska, Hennebery Eddy Architects and Fentress Architects attended a topping-out ceremony, placing a signed beam to mark the occasion.