St. Louis Airport Terminal Re-Opens After a Year of Renovations

After nearly a year’s worth of construction, the Lambert-St. Louis International Airport C Concourse reopened today. It had been closed since the April 22, 2011, tornado which, caused extensive window, roof and interior damage forcing the airport to move airlines and concessions to temporary locations on other concourses.

More than 300 lites of glass were damaged during the tornado last year. Hilboldt Curtainwall Inc. of St. Louis took on the replacement project. More than 15,500 square feet of ½-inch laminated glass was installed within the original floor-to-ceiling window framing. The new windows were designed to fit into the existing curtainwall framing, helping reduce costs and preserving the historic façade of the terminal, which opened in 1956.

In addition, the new art glass screens  in the C Concourse feature the work of local artists that include invented landscapes, turbulent rivers of blue to pay tribute to the region’s confluence of the Mississippi and Missouri Rivers, cloud reflections, majestic bald eagles, and a magical row of Italian Cypress Trees.