Redesigning SFO’s Terminal 2

From SPUR:

Terminal 2 at the San Francisco International Airport has undergone a $383 million renovation, making it the first LEED gold-registered airport terminal in the United States. The project is a significant stimulus for San Francisco and the Bay Area, generating an estimated 2,758 jobs. San Francisco International Airport director John L. Martin will kick off the tour, which will be led by project manager Ray Quesada.


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A screenshot from Boston Logan International Airport's Earth Day tweet, which was deleted on Monday afternoon after amassing hundreds of scornful replies.

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