These 5 Finalists Could Win O’Hare’s $8.5 Billion Expansion Contract

Jan 19, 2019

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The contest to redesign Chicago’s OHare International Airport (ORD) Terminal 2 just got even more intense. The just city just narrowed down the competition from 12 teams to just five.

The competition was set in motion to find a new design for the outdated Terminal 2. The remodel, in addition to a $8.5 billion price tag, is a massive undertaking with an expansion of about 60% from 5.5 to 8.9 million square feet. With a sleek design in mind, the final renovation plan will also have to house both domestic and international flights, its very own customs and immigration checkpoints, as well incorporate practical details like passenger circulation, security and baggage claim. And let’s not forget leave some space for Elon Musk’s high-speed transportation system, O’Hare Express.

Since narrowing down the competition to five, the city of Chicago has also posted in one-minute clips on the internet for the public to view (and vote on) until Jan. 31. Check out the competition below:

Team 1: Fentress-EXP-Brook-Garza


Team 2: Foster Epstein Moreno JV

Team 3: Studio ORD

Team 4: Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP

Team 5: Santiago Calatrava, LLC

So, who has your vote?

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