The work allows crews to close the temporary exit corridor in order to expand the security checkpoint to its final 10-lane size. Later this year, a dedicated escalator will open, transporting arriving passengers directly from the concourse into the exit corridor.
More to Come
Upon opening, the permanent exit corridor will feature a new art installation, as well as a dedicated meet-and-greet location. A mosaic tile artwork by Robert Kushner of New York, Welcome represents various North Carolina flora and fauna. The work is currently installed but will remain wrapped and protected from construction until closer to the building's opening.
A meet-and-greet area is being built at the end of the public side of the exit corridor. The space will feature a large seating area and flight status displays. Cameras will feed video of those about to enter the corridor to monitors, enabling meeters-and-greeters to watch for friends and family.
On the new Concourse D, 13 new shops and restaurants will greet passengers including Jason's Deli, Five Guys, Brooks Brothers and 2nd Edition Book Sellers. U.S. Airways and Continental Airlines will move to Terminal 2 upon completion.
Bag Office Changes
Shortly after the exit corridor opens, the American, Delta and United bag service offices will move to their permanent locations near the central atrium elevators.