News broke on Thursday, June 14th, regarding the specifics of the massive $9.1 billion expansion at YVR.
In it, they described how they were embarking on an ambitious plan to become of the largest GeoExchange systems in Canada. Further, the airport wants to reduce its carbon footprint as well as focus on green initiatives.
“The International terminal building is being upgraded as part of our $9.1 billion expansion plan – and it is going to be absolutely incredible. There is going to be a forest INSIDE THE TERMINAL,” tweeted the Vancouver Airport.
Indeed, the renderings display an absolutely beautiful burst of greenery in a solarium-like structure. Around it, there’s room for sitting, walking, and, of course, viewing.
By the end of 2018, construction activities at YVR will create nearly 2,500 full-time construction jobs on Sea Island and hundreds more off-site.
Earlier this year, the airport announced part of the construction, which included a centralized expansion. For the passenger, this means one interconnected terminal, with short distances between gates, linked baggage systems and easy connections.
Also, upcoming lane closures in both directions on Grant McConachie Way are going to increase travel time to and from YVR Airport this month.
They begin June 11th and will last for a period of approximately two weeks.
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