This event may be of interest to transportation enthusiasts. The terminal has been closed for remodeling since 2000.
T2 open house SF airport
Saturday April 9 12-5pm
In 2008, to accommodate growth in passenger traffic and airline demand for gates, SFO embarked on a $383 million project to renovate Terminal 2 into a state-of-the-art domestic terminal. The terminal, which formerly housed international flights, closed when SFO's current International Terminal opened in December, 2000.
The overhaul and re-opening of Terminal 2 is a significant stimulus for the City of San Francisco and the Bay Area, generating an estimated 2,758 jobs. Tenant build-out costs will also bring in nearly $15 million. When completed in mid-April 2011, Terminal 2 will be home to American Airlines and Virgin America.
Terminal 2's features will include:
Approximately 640,000 square feet with capacity for 5.5 million enplaned passengers per year, and a projected 3.2 million enplaned passengers in the first full year of operation
14 gates expected to serve predominantly narrow-body aircraft, but with the capability of accommodating a Boeing 747-400 sized aircraft
30,793 square feet of retail development, including 12 restaurants, 9 retail stores, a gourmet marketplace with a wine bar and a spa
A pedestrian bridge to AirTrain, which connects to Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART)
Major works and exhibitions of public art in partnership with the San Francisco Arts Commission
Sustainable features, including paperless ticketing and preferential parking for hybrid cars
Anticipated to achieve LEED Gold Certification
The first airport dining program in the country to recruit food vendors offering wholesome fare from local sources that is prepared in a healthful manner.