This time lapse video by earthcam.net shows more than three years work to renovate the Tom Bradley Terminal at Los Angeles International Airport.
The cameras caught more than three years of progress on the renovation of the Bradley International Terminal.
The first phase of the
the $1.9 billion Tom Bradley International
Terminal at LAX was officially opened Wednesday.
City and airport officials
hailed the 4,000 construction-related jobs
generated by the massive project and called the
end product one of the most
energy-efficient airport terminals in the
The first phase of the project
includes nine modernized gates capable of
accommodating the latest generation of jumbo
jets. Four of the gates were
already completed, while five more opened today.
The new gates, along with a sleek
shopping and dining area, represent
the first phase of the TBIT overhaul -- which is
the centerpiece of a wider
$4.1 billion Capital Improvement Project at LAX,
the largest public works
project in the city's history.
The terminal improvements also
include a 150,000-square foot mall-like
pavilion named after Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and featuring
high-end dining, retail and lounges.
The several dozen retailers and
restaurants in the Villaraigosa Pavilion include wine bars, offshoots of hip
L.A. eateries and shops selling caviar and designer clothing.
The restaurants include ink.sack,
Border Grill, Umami Burger, 800 Degrees and Larder at Tavern, and 50,000 square
feet of retail space featuring shops such as Fred Segal, Bulgari, Porsche
Design and Kitson.