The City of Chicago and its airline partners have agreed to an $8.7 billion capital improvement plan that will transform O’Hare with the biggest terminal expansion ever, adding 25 percent more gate capacity, modernizing existing terminals and improving passengers’ experience. This investment is central to Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s O’Hare 21 vision to improve the airport’s connectivity, efficiency and capacity, and ensure the future success of Chicago’s most important economic engine.
The City of Chicago is underway with the search for a lead architect to guide our unprecedented O’Hare 21 expansion. Later this week, we will take a big step forward in our pursuit of a design team when the City of Chicago unveils the proposed designs of a new O’Hare Global Terminal for the first time.
On January 17, the terminal models by each of the five shortlisted teams will be put on public display, and the City of Chicago invites travelers and residents alike to share their feedback. By taking a moment to review each of the five design concepts, the public can then give feedback on which design concept best represents an O’Hare for the 21st century.
The public can provide their input in one of three ways-by viewing models at the Chicago Architecture Center, by visiting an interactive exhibit at O’ Hare, or by viewing them online VoteORD21.
Along with travelers, Chicago residents, businesses and visitors all stand to benefit from O’Hare 21. The multi-billion investment will deliver improved service, more connectivity and fewer delays for passengers; expanded gate capacity; enhanced technology and new amenities; and 60,000+ jobs for the community.
For more information visit VoteORD21.