LAX - Tom Bradley West Concourse and International Terminal

The $1.545 billion modernization of the Bradley West Terminal was the largest public works project in the history of Los Angeles and the most significant airport modernization project of the decade in the US.

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Structural Steel:
18,200 tons
Year Completed:
2014
The dynamic design was inspired by the Pacific Ocean on LAX’s west side, with roof lines  mimicking the rhythmic waves breaking on the shore.

The 1.2 million square foot addition includes eighteen new gates, nine able to accommodate Airbus 380, Boeing 747 and Boeing 787 aircraft. The architectural features and functions of the building challenged conventional structural solutions for lateral stability, so a curved moment frame with non-orthogonal moment connections was developed. This geometric shape had never before been used  for a moment frame in high seismic regions. The building is designed to achieve LEED Platinum certification.

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Early steel
Early steel
Truss and frame assembly
Truss and frame assembly
Truss and frame assembly
Truss and frame assembly
Spreader Beam Test
Set First Frame
Set First Frame
Set First Frame
Set First Frame
Set First Frame
Set First Truss
Section A - North Concourse
Section A - North Concourse
Section A - North Concourse
Section A - North Concourse