L.A. Approves Massive Airport Modernization Plan

After years of debate, an $11-billion, two-phase compromise proposal to modernize Los Angeles International Airport is approved.
October 21, 2004, 9am PDT | Chris Steins | @urbaninsight
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The Los Angeles City Council has approved an $11-billion plan to modernize Los Angeles International Airport. The plan "would move runways, build new terminals, install people movers and construct a central check-in facility... The most ambitious remake in the airport's 75-year history could start next year and take at least 10 years to complete."

Critics promise to challenge the plan in court. The plan's most controversial elements have been put into a "second phase of 'yellow light' projects. Those include two new terminals, the passenger check-in center at Manchester Square in nearby Westchester, a second people mover, and the demolition of the central parking garages and Terminals 1, 2 and 3."

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Published on Thursday, October 21, 2004 in The Los Angeles Times
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