For Complicated Building Projects, Communication is Key

Case in point: Toronto’s airport.

Terminal 1 at Lester B. Pearson International Airport in Toronto. ©SOM
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The domestic departures area at Terminal 1, featuring artwork by Katharina Grosse. Photo © Timothy Hursley

Building from the top down

An exterior view of Terminal 1’s main ticketing hall from the departures drop-off roadway. Photo © Timothy Hursley

More than any technical matter, the most unpredictable element of an airport project is, well, people.

Terminal 1’s ticketing hall under construction. The elevated access roadway was used as a platform for constructing the roof—all while the interior design was still being finalized. Photo © SOM
Construction work on Terminal 1’s southeast pier. Photo © SOM
An array of buttresses supports the roof structure. Photo © Timothy Hursley

Designing from the bottom up

Inside the ticketing hall. Photo © Timothy Hursley
Photo © Timothy Hursley

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