Curbed — "5 projects that will change Chicago in the next decade"

"As we look at the past decade and take stock of what’s changed, it becomes clear that 2019 was a turning point for Chicago. . . .

O’Hare Airport expansion

After a global design competition, . . . Studio ORD won the bid to build O’Hare’s Global Terminal. It will be nearly twice the size of the terminal its replacing, which means the nation’s busiest airport will become even more of an economic driver for the Chicago.

[The] design features a Y-shaped terminal, a shape often associated with Chicago due to the Chicago River and its branches. It incorporates natural wood, bright skylights, and even a grove of trees. If all goes according to plan, construction is expected to begin in 2023 and wrap up in 2028."

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Curbed Chicago — "Here are the Five Finalist Designs Competing for O'Hare Airport's Massive $8.5B Expansion"

"After months of speculation and mounting anticipation, the high-stakes international design competition to reimagine Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport released five architectural concepts for the ambitious $8.5 billion project. Slated for completion in 2028, the massive facility will handle both domestic and international flights and include its own customs and immigration checkpoints. Combined with two new satellite terminals, the overhaul will increase O’Hare’s total terminal area by an estimated 60 percent, from 5.5 to 8.9 million square feet."


Chicago Tribune — "O’Hare expansion set to take off under hometown architect Jeanne Gang"

"We like the idea that someone with deep local roots is creating the city’s next-level link to the world. We’re counting on Gang to lift the O’Hare experience to new heights."


Studio Gang-led Team Wins Competition to Design Global Terminal and Concourse at Chicago's O'Hare Airport

Studio Gang-led team Studio ORD has won the international competition to design the first global alliance terminal in the United States. Learn more