• Atlanta plans upgrade to airport’s domestic terminal

    The atrium of Atlanta's airport could look something like this, with more natural light. (Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport photo)

    The atrium of Atlanta’s airport could look something like this, with more natural light. (Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport photo)

    The busiest airport in the world is planning to update its look, and become a little more green in the process.

    Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport announced plans to undertake a $430 million plan to make its domestic passenger terminal and concourses more modern, incorporating some of the design features from the airport’s international terminal.

    “It will look like a more modern terminal,” airport general manager Miguel Southwell told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

    The plan is to complete the project without any significant impact on the airport’s and airlines’ operation, Southwell said. The plan would affect the domestic terminal and Concourse A, B, C, D and T. It’s expected to take three years to complete.

    Upgrades will be visible out front as well. Passengers getting picked up or dropped off at either the North or South Terminal entrances will be protected from the elements by a canopy over each entrance. And the atrium pictured above will feature seating, live plants, and perhaps most importantly, charging stations.

    Keep an eye on this, as the city of Atlanta has only just started looking for contractors to bid on the project.