At night when it is otherwise quiet inside the airport, construction crews are outside making a racket.
With the exception of three covered walkways, the entire front façade of the CHS terminal is being demolished. Brick, glass, concrete, tabby – it’s all coming down to make way for an upgrade that will create a modern, more spacious and brighter airport.
The $189 Terminal Redevelopment and Improvement Program (TRIP) will transform every corner of the airport. Construction began in 2013 and is scheduled to be completed in late 2015. The renovated airport will have a new Rental Car Pavilion (opened March 19), a central energy plant, renovated concourses with five additional gates, modernized baggage handling systems, a consolidated security screening checkpoint, new check-in stations and a variety of retail stores, pubs and restaurants for passengers to enjoy.
But first there is the dirty, and noisy, work of demolition. It can be a challenge at a working airport,but a lot of the work occurs at night when there are fewer people around.
Check out some of the recent work in this video: