might need to be added. We allowed
for future baggage system and
roadway expansions. The design
focused on what the airport might
need 20 years out.”
Even the 1. 5 million cubic yards
of dirt excavated to make room for
the hotel and transit center were
preserved to be used for future
runways and taxiways.
As another step in Denver's
plans for continual improvement,
the hotel and transit center’s rail
connection and outdoor plaza
provide a new front door for the
“The mass transit connection
has enhanced access to the airport
for those arriving and departing,”
Williams said. “The hotel is a
huge asset. The appearance of
the transit center and hotel are
unique and have enhanced Denver
International’s position as a world-
Suze Parker is a freelance writer based in
Kansas City, Missouri.
The completed complex not only fulfills immediate goals, but — because it
was built with Denver's long-term plans in mind — also positions the airport
for future growth.
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