|New Orleans, LA, USA
The Cesar Pelli designed terminal’s undulating canopies, curving glass walls and glinting terrazzo floors evoke the Mississippi River’s twists and turns. It’s all part of a master plan designed to give visitors a distinctly New Orleans experience from the time they touch down until the moment they depart.
The new Terminal at NOLA International Airport completely replaces the existing airport terminal and has three concourses which connect to it. The roof and sides of the terminal are all curved to create a unique shape.
Working with Hirschfeld Steel (now W&W Afco Steel), the scope included framing for the new terminal, concourses, canopies consisted of 6,900 tons of steelwork, 1371 embeds and approx. 10,000 shop assembly drawings. The detailing scope also included the secondary structure for the curved glass curtain walls which framed three sides of the terminal. This secondary structure consisted of curved transoms, trusses and rods which tied back to the main concrete columns. Significant effort was spent coordinating with other trades including steel joists, floor and roof decking, elevators, escalators, metal stairs and MEP.