Location: Denver, Colorado
Scheduled completion date: 2015
The ever-growing urban landscape of Denver is constantly under construction lately. It started with the expansion of the Lightrail, their metro system, and now the airport it turning into a destination. Denver International Airport was originally planned under Mayor Federico Peña in 1989 with hope for future expansion. The building has received lots of attention for its unique canvas peak design. Now Gensler is stepping in to complete that expansion. The additions include a hotel, conference center, and a huge public plaza. The airport is quite far from downtown Denver, and so the construction of a new line on the lightrail from downtown Denver to DIA was also necessary. This $500 million project is redefining what airports and their functions are. This airport isn't just going to be somewhere to pass through but the destination itself.