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NEW SKYWAYS OPEN AT AIRPORT CONNECTING PASSENGER TERMINAL, PARKING RAMPS

NEW SKYWAYS OPEN AT AIRPORT CONNECTING PASSENGER TERMINAL, PARKING RAMPS
 MINNEAPOLIS/ST. PAUL, Jan. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Two 175-foot long skyways, linking the Lindbergh passenger terminal with the automobile parking ramps, were opened today at Minneapolis/St. Paul International Airport enabling arriving and departing Super Bowl visitors to avoid the Twin Cities' chilly January weather.
 The skyways are glass enclosed and climate controlled, and provide MSP visitors convenient and comfortable access to the passenger terminal and the parking ramps.
 "The skyway project began early last year and was planned to be complete in time for the Super Bowl," said Metropolitan Airports Commission Chairman Hugh Schilling. "We know how important both first and last impressions are and we wanted to make certain that our Super Bowl visitors' experiences at the airport were warm and pleasant."
 This spring the original elevator tower in front of the ramp will be demolished and by year-end, the elevated roadway in front of the passenger terminal building will be removed, requiring arriving and departing passengers to use the skyways while the new roadway is under construction.
 Two new eight story towers have been built at the face of the parking ramp which contain stairways, escalators and elevators providing pedestrian access to each level of the ramp. Passengers using the skyways will enter the terminal at the mezzanine level and descend by escalator or elevator to the ticketing level.
 The new MSP skyways are part of a four year, $70 million ground transportation project which also includes underground tunnels, a people-mover system and a large ground transportation center beneath the terminal building.
 "Because this airport is so important to the economy locally we need to do everything we can to make certain it remains safe, efficient and convenient for the nearly 20 million passengers a year who use this facility," Schilling said.
 "Our last economic impact study showed that MSP generates $2.6 billion annually for the economy, raises more than $300 million in federal, state and local taxes and is responsible for 84,000 jobs. Therefore, it is imperative that MSP continues to be a state-of-the-art airport that can meet the needs of the airlines, our tenants and the passengers and shippers who rely on us for efficient air transportation. The new skyways and ground transportation center will help ensure that MAC continues to meet those needs."
 MINNEAPOLIS/ST. PAUL INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT SKYWAY PROJECT
 Owner: Minneapolis/St. Paul Metropolitan Airports Commission
 Architect: The Alliance (Design and architectural work)
 Engineer: Dunham Associates, Inc. (Engineering)
 General Contractor: Kraus-Anderson (Project managers)
 Steel Contractor: LeJeune Steel Co. (Steel fabricator)
 -- Western Steel Erection, Inc. (Steel erection)
 -- Vic's Crane Service (Lifted Skyway Frame into place)
 SKYWAY STATISTICS
 -- 185 foot clear span, tubular steel frame
 -- 22 feet wide
 -- 140 tons of steel fabricated into the 185-foot skyway
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 /CONTACT: L. James Fortman, 612-726-8100, or Walt Hellman, 612-726-8170 both of Metropolitan Airports Commission/ CO: Metropolitan Airports Commission ST: Minnesota IN: TRN SU:


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