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New Plaza Planned at LAX Amidst $14 Billion in Improvements Already Underway


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In addition to the ongoing renovations and additions at Los Angeles International Airport, plans for a new pedestrian plaza are slated to go before the Los Angeles Cultural Affairs Commission on August 11th. The approximately 17,000-square-foot open space will be located between Tom Bradley International Terminal and Terminal 3 and will feature outdoor seating areas, planters, and a landscaped berm.


A project description reads, "The plaza will be predominantly constructed from concrete paving, with swaths of planting areas strategically placed to assist in softening vertical and horizontal concrete edges, acting as a buffer between the plaza and surrounding utilities. Site paving will consist of contrasting light and dark gray colors forming wave-like patterns, gesturing pedestrian movement throughout the plaza. Low seat walls, retaining walls with embedded benches and individual seats provide visitors and employees with opportunities to sit, encouraging social interaction while waiting to be picked up or taking a break."


The cost is estimated at $1.4 million and adds to the list of projects that are already in motion including renovations to multiple terminals and an automated people mover. Design firm Gensler and engineering firm Arup are behind the project in coordination with Delta Airlines and the $1.9-billion renovation of Terminal 3


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