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ryerop Jul 21, 2014 6:00 PM

http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58...llion.html.csp
This is an article from the Tribune talking about some of the potential economic benefit Utah could have while the airport is under construction for the next 10 years...If it pans out like this is saying that would be great for the local economy over the next while....and that's only what the airport is going to contribute to the economy not the other development that is going to happen

Orlando Jul 22, 2014 7:25 PM

I actually think the renderings look pretty good. I really like the interior spaces and materials. However, I do have some pretty big qualms about this design. First of all, why are we using the orange concrete stuff again in northern Utah??!! This isn't southern Utah, Arizona, New Mexico, or even SoCal! Also, the firm that is designing this, Edwards & Daniels, is the same firm that designed the latest Salt Palace expansion with orange concrete.:yuck: Maybe it wouldn't be so bad, but it is the detailing and follow through that they have demonstrated to lack in sometimes. The prime example is how the new Salt Palace expansion fronts South Temple. And, how in the world does orange concrete relate to the rest of the Salt Palace and surroundings?! Not at all.

jubguy3 Jul 22, 2014 8:14 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Orlando (Post 6664761)
I actually think the renderings look pretty good. I really like the interior spaces and materials. However, I do have some pretty big qualms about this design. First of all, why are we using the orange concrete stuff again in northern Utah??!! This isn't southern Utah, Arizona, New Mexico, or even SoCal. Also, the firm that is designing this, Edwards & Daniels, is the same firm that designed the latest Salt Palace expansion with orange concrete.:yuck: Maybe it wouldn't be so bad, but it is the detailing and follow through that they have demonstrated to lack in sometimes. The prime example is how the new Salt Palace expansion fronts South Temple. And, how in the world does orange concrete relate to the rest of the Salt Palace and surroundings?! Not at all.

You've triggered my hate for orange concrete!!!!

Yay, now I know who to kill.

Someone get the gateway developers on the line?


EDIT : never mind, I looked through EDA's work and I realized that a. The salt palace expansion is my least favorite work of theirs, and b. they do amazing work with some architectural value (as in it deviates away from the typical modern style with angled roofs and metallic panelling). I hope they reconsider for a colder and more calm color pallet as opposed to the hot orange concrete they keep picking.

I wouldn't be to worried. Maybe those of us who have any power could send a letter asking to make a design reconsideration?

JMK Jul 22, 2014 9:13 PM

HOK is the lead designer. while I am sure the local architects provide input, I'm not sure how much influence they have on the design.
There were 3 local architects selected to assist, 1 for the terminal, 1 for the concourses, and 1 for the parking garage

DMTower Jul 22, 2014 9:20 PM

My first impression was the color was copper... but as I look there are parts that must be concrete, and I hope it doesn't end up being bright orange. I get that Utah has a strong desert/Native American heritage, but why does EVERYTHING we present to the world have to revolve around that? It's so cliché and boring!

s.p.hansen Jul 24, 2014 3:47 AM

The SLC Int Airport has this posted on the new airport page:

http://www.slcairport.com/cmsimages/...rlay-large.jpg
http://www.slcairport.com/TRP-Highlights.asp

I didn't realize how far the parking garage was from the terminal.

s.p.hansen Jul 24, 2014 4:41 AM

From the June 14 Presentation. More timeline and airport layout updates. We still don't know what level one will look like. It looks like the airport will have 3 gates for large airplanes.

http://i.imgur.com/e9ogmWUl.jpg


The third level for people departing; getting your boarding pass:

http://i.imgur.com/mfzavrcl.jpg


The second level for TSA processing and arrivals (featuring the large meet and greet area). Also baggage claim:

http://i.imgur.com/tCvllL7l.jpg


An updated construction timeline:

http://i.imgur.com/df0Cazll.jpg

justiny Jul 24, 2014 8:04 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by s.p.hansen (Post 6667061)
The SLC Int Airport has this posted on the new airport page:

http://www.slcairport.com/cmsimages/...rlay-large.jpg
http://www.slcairport.com/TRP-Highlights.asp

I didn't realize how far the parking garage was from the terminal.

Damn. Well, my dad always told me when I was growing up that 8 city blocks in SLC equaled one mile. I don't know if that's true, but that's a lot of moving walkways in that terminal and parking space.

delts145 Jul 25, 2014 11:58 AM

In our opinion: Airport expansion reflects the growing vitality of Utah's national and global links

Deseret News editorial

Published: Friday, July 25 2014


http://www.deseretnews.com/article/8...bal-links.html


The forthcoming expansion of the Salt Lake International Airport, one of the largest public works projects in Utah history, will have a sizable impact on the efficiency of domestic and international air travel. It will also elevate the stature of the community it serves in a way that will pay dividends for decades to come.

The dimensions of the project are impressive. At $1.8 billion, the cost is comparable to that of the giant rebuilding of I-15 through the Salt Lake Valley, which cost $1.5 billion in 2001 dollars. It will cost more than the sprawling National Security Agency complex in Bluffdale, and carries a price tag slightly higher than the total amount of money the state spends annually on all transportation construction and operations...

...
It’s important to note that Salt Lake International is already one of the country’s best airports. It ranks 94th among the world’s top 100 airports, and is one of only 15 American airports on that list. It is currently ranked as the most efficient airport in the U.S. as measured by the percentage of on-time arrivals and departures. It is the 21st busiest airport in the country, even though the Salt Lake metropolitan area ranks 35 in population.

The new airport will be even busier, more efficient and in terms of aesthetics, a sleeker, grander and more welcoming threshold for the millions of visitors who pass through its gates. For many, it will deliver their first impression of Utah, and architectural plans suggest that impression will be a good one. The terminals will have glass walls that offer floor-to-ceiling views of the Wasatch range and will incorporate design elements planners say are intended to convey a “sense of place.”...

AnthonyHarding Jul 26, 2014 8:42 PM

Delta will fly Salt Lake City to Amsterdam, beginning May 1st, 2015. The flight will be operated with the Boeing 767-300ER.

http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/delta...s-may-1-a.html

AllOutOfBubbleGum Jul 27, 2014 12:39 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by BoiseAirport (Post 6670655)
Delta will fly Salt Lake City to Amsterdam, beginning May 1st, 2015. The flight will be operated with the Boeing 767-300ER.

http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/delta...s-may-1-a.html

http://static.comicvine.com/uploads/...9-download.jpg

wrendog Jul 27, 2014 1:27 AM

Rad. I was hoping that flight would show up sometime. Hopefully an Asian flight re-emerges at some point. Would love to see an international carrier at the airport as well, like British Airways to LHR or something.

Stenar Jul 29, 2014 11:19 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by wrendog (Post 6670862)
Rad. I was hoping that flight would show up sometime. Hopefully an Asian flight re-emerges at some point. Would love to see an international carrier at the airport as well, like British Airways to LHR or something.

I would love that.

wrendog Aug 3, 2014 1:25 AM

SLC - Mexico City flight on Delta to start in December.

scottharding Aug 3, 2014 2:03 AM

All these international flights that are coming available is awesome.

I could have used that direct flight to Mexico City last fall on my way to Peru. I had an awful layover at LAX.

justiny Aug 3, 2014 2:39 AM

SLC is growing nicely with these international destinations combined with the new airport.

SLC Projects Sep 14, 2014 10:18 PM

Have any of you been out to the airport lately? There has been a ton of earth/dirt moving with tons of backhoes ( at least 10 or so ) digging the area up. This is the field south of the long term parking as you first enter the airport. This redevelopment is in full swing.

wrendog Oct 5, 2014 5:44 PM

Frontier starting flights to Chicago and Phoenix and American is starting a flight to Miami

Stenar Oct 7, 2014 10:04 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by wrendog (Post 6756495)
Frontier starting flights to Chicago and Phoenix and American is starting a flight to Miami

I've never been more afraid for my life than on a Frontier flight from Denver to Chicago. Scary Airlines.

jedikermit Oct 7, 2014 4:03 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Stenar (Post 6758803)
I've never been more afraid for my life than on a Frontier flight from Denver to Chicago. Scary Airlines.

I kind of like how they have you set up your own folding chair and bring your own seatbelt. :tup:

Old&New Oct 7, 2014 6:14 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jedikermit (Post 6759128)
I kind of like how they have you set up your own folding chair and bring your own seatbelt. :tup:

I believe you're referring to Spirit Airlines.

jedikermit Oct 7, 2014 7:57 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Old&New (Post 6759347)
I believe you're referring to Spirit Airlines.

Last time I flew Spirit I was in the luggage hold. Cold, but not as uncomfortable as you'd think.

wrendog Oct 8, 2014 12:42 AM

Hmm.. I really liked Frontier the one time I flew with them.

jubguy3 Oct 8, 2014 12:43 AM

Frontier: don't forget your airbags!

Comrade Oct 8, 2014 1:46 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by justiny (Post 6667212)
Damn. Well, my dad always told me when I was growing up that 8 city blocks in SLC equaled one mile. I don't know if that's true, but that's a lot of moving walkways in that terminal and parking space.

Moving the airport downtown is one way to spur activity down there.

;)

jubguy3 Oct 8, 2014 2:01 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Comrade (Post 6759960)
Moving the airport downtown is one way to spur activity down there.

;)

HOW ABOUT SUGARHOUSE? EVERYONE LOOVES SUGARHOUSE!

About the city blocks, a bunch of 660 foot blocks do equal a mile, like west valley which has 5280 foot blocks but downtown you have to add 132 BC of the street (our streets are 132 feet, right?) widths so 8 city blocks is larger.

SLC Projects Nov 5, 2014 7:05 AM

Right now there's at least three cranes just south of the Dollar car rental lot right where the long term parking is. The old overflow dirt lot is now a new parking lot and parts of the long term parking lots are getting torn up to make way for, I believe, future car rental lots.

SLC Projects Nov 6, 2014 8:52 AM

Ok, so when I look at the map that shows both today's and future's airport I get a much better idea of what going on in the area where I saw the three cranes ( today's theres four ) Those cranes are right where the future QTR will be. Quick Turn Around looks to be a two story parking garage that will store the rent a cars that can be turned back around in a hurry. Right now, these four cranes that are just south of the car rental lots look to be drilling into the ground for maybe the footings? It's fun to guess. Starting to see a lot of action here.

Hatman Jan 3, 2015 4:01 AM

So, by a strange string of events I somehow found myself up on the fourth level of the Salt Lake Airport's parking garage. For an hour. Here is what I saw:

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/...8/CAM00253.jpg

And here is an even worse picture of it:

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/...8/CAM00258.jpg

As dissapointing as that is, it wasn't a complete loss. I saw a Tesla in Utah for the first time!

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/...8/CAM00257.jpg

Here is our little city, as seen from the airport. Can you spot where downtown is?

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/...8/CAM00261.jpg

UV4EVER Jan 4, 2015 6:34 AM

Off topic I know but just FYI, I've seen a number of Teslas in Utah. My boss owns one in fact and I got to drive it last summer. When he bought it, Tesla told him that there were about 160 Teslas in Utah.

StevenF Jan 4, 2015 8:29 AM

I have yet to notice a Tesla in Utah. The only place I have seen them is Labor Day weekend 2013, while I was in Portland. I was going to the Washington Terrace Mall in Tigerd and noticed in the parking garage that there was a charging station inside the garage and had at least 3 cars and one was a roadster. Thought it was cool. If I could afford one I would get one myself.

Stenar Jan 5, 2015 1:20 PM

I see Teslas almost every day in Draper/Riverton. Mostly in Riverton.

billbillbillbill Jan 5, 2015 3:39 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Stenar (Post 6863882)
I see Teslas almost every day in Draper/Riverton. Mostly in Riverton.

I was going to say the same thing. I see one quite often on 12300 south between Riverton and Draper. Never see it at the maverik though. Not sure why.

DCRes Jan 5, 2015 5:37 PM

I believe Gordon Hayward drive a Tesla, so there's that

UTAZLoVer Jan 6, 2015 12:25 AM

I have also seen two different Teslas parked on 25th Street here in Ogden on two separate occasions. I wish they would get charging stations along the Wasatch Front and not just in Central/Southern Utah. I know they are geared more toward those traveling cross country which is why they are placed where they are but I still think at least on the I-80 corridor they would be justified and a little less so, but still, along I-15.

LumberJack Jan 9, 2015 8:27 PM

Was at the airport yesterday. Definitely a lot going on out in the parking lots. Random question, does anyone know who has gate B1 at the airport? I know jetBlue used to have it but they are now at gate A4 in between Frontier and the three Alaska gates to the east of them. Thanks.

AllOutOfBubbleGum Jan 9, 2015 9:10 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by LumberJack (Post 6869402)
Was at the airport yesterday. Definitely a lot going on out in the parking lots. Random question, does anyone know who has gate B1 at the airport? I know jetBlue used to have it but they are now at gate A4 in between Frontier and the three Alaska gates to the east of them. Thanks.

I flew out of B2 two weeks ago and it looked like it was all SkyWest plains from B1 to B10ish or Delta, whatever floats your boat.

wrendog Jan 10, 2015 1:09 AM

Parked right next to a Tesla at the Spurs game the other day. The was another Tesla on the next row as well.

Boz Jan 10, 2015 7:15 AM

I haven't seen Tesla since the 80's...

JMK Jan 22, 2015 10:36 PM

Got this email today,

http://us8.campaign-archive2.com/?u=...f&e=730ccce57a

Quote:

Initial renderings offer an exciting first glimpse at the potential new Terminal Road and approach into the new airport facility. The designs are still in development and final plans will be revealed this summer.
https://gallery.mailchimp.com/653e2d...15ba882a69.jpg

https://gallery.mailchimp.com/653e2d...2a5d068a5a.jpg

Quote:

This photo captures the complex construction of new rental car facilities near the existing parking garage. The large cranes are used to insert stone columns deep into the ground to support new buildings. $80.7 million of construction is now underway for the new $138 million rental car facilities and completion of the south parking lot.
https://gallery.mailchimp.com/653e2d...fdd23e6e2a.jpg

airhero Jan 23, 2015 12:08 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by JMK (Post 6885755)



^^^There are higher resolution pics at this link:

http://www.slcairport.com/TRP-Highlights.asp

airhero Jan 23, 2015 12:16 AM

http://www.slcairport.com/TRP-timeline.asp

It seems as if they're on schedule. If so, construction on the new terminal and west concourse begins this year!

Hatman Jan 23, 2015 12:39 AM

Curious question: what is that little walkway/balcony thing in the top right corner of thos picture?
http://www.slcairport.com/cmsimages/...urse-large.jpg

I mean, it's cool and I like it, but what is its purpose, and will they really include it in the final design? It seems like a really cool place to watch planes from.

Future Mayor Jan 23, 2015 1:13 AM

My guess is that it will access the lounges, like the Delta Sky Club.

downtownslcresident Jan 23, 2015 1:40 AM

So I have a question...years ago, before the airport TRAX line was completed, weren't there some plans that showed two TRAX stations at the airport? One that dropped off at the terminal, and one that stopped in Economy Parking somewhere? If so, I take it that is no longer the plan?

Additionally, with the designs currently as they are, what happens when the 5600 West TRAX line is built and connects with the airport? I always imagined that TRAX would kind of do a loop through the airport, like the access roads do, stopping at the terminal, continuing west, make a stop in economy parking, and exit back out of the airport head further west to meet up with 5600.

But from the renderings, it looks like there wouldn't be any opportunity to extend the tracks past their terminus at the terminal. So for the 5600 West line to connect to the airport, the trains would have to make a dead stop at the terminal, and then change directions to leave the airport sharing the same track that trains bound for Downtown use, and then final split again to head west out closer to the freeway?

Anyone wanna shed more light on this?

wrendog Jan 23, 2015 1:52 AM

That walkway thingy could be for an airport lounge or possibly a walkway for international travelers only to get to customs.

Also, I like having dedicated upper and lower level for departures and arrivals, but man, it seems that there is not much real estate for people to enter the main terminal. For a large airport with many gates, it seems that it will packed in the departure airline area outside the terminal.

Hatman Jan 23, 2015 3:08 AM

Ooh, I bet that's it Wrendog, customs sort of thing. I was hoping it wasn't a lounge because I never qualify for those sorts of perks. :( But a sort of passage-way to an extra customs check makes sense.

I've been to airports where they thread new arrivals through different hallways before passing through another security check. I think that happens when you have a connection on international trips or something.

And I don't mean to be picky or anything, but I do like to spot the slight problems in renderings...
https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/277853398/Taxi.jpg

Message: DON"T TAKE TAXIS TO THE AIRPORT. TAKE TRAX.

SLC Projects Jan 23, 2015 3:40 AM

Please merge left......NOW!!!

justiny Jan 23, 2015 4:39 AM

That taxi is moving like a bat out of hell, too.

LumberJack Jan 23, 2015 4:53 AM

Does anyone know how JetBlue's SLC-MCO flight is doing? I also noticed that Alaska is down to three gates and that JetBlue took gate A4, which was Alaska's.


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