For Complicated Building Projects, Communication is Key

Case in point: Toronto’s airport.

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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

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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.

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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
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Construction work on Terminal 1’s southeast pier. Photo © SOM
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An array of buttresses supports the roof structure. Photo © Timothy Hursley

Designing from the bottom up

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

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