Take a virtual stroll through the new Salt Lake City International Airport

Travelers coming to and from Salt Lake City International Airport can see the new airport beginning to take shape. (Photo: Salt Lake City International Airport)

(KUTV) – Travelers coming to and from Salt Lake City International Airport can see the new airport beginning to take shape.

Now you can take a virtual walk through the totally new airport.

Airport officials released the virtual tour Thursday, allowing users to see what the airport will look like when it is completed.

The virtual tours walks passengers from the drop-off area, into the terminal and then down the concourse.

It also shows the many art installations that will be featured in the new airport.

Airport construction continues at a brisk pace toward the completion deadline of Fall 2020.

The new airport is not using any local tax dollars in its construction and will replace the current airport which was built in 1960.

Some figures about the new airport:

The central terminal building is 866,087 square feet and cost $485,833,622 to construct.

The building used 11,007 tons of structural steel and 22 miles of steel piles.

The terminal will have 18 escalators and 25 elevators.

The baggage system has 6.2 miles of conveyor that runs from drop off to the central screening facility.

A large art installation titled “The Canyon” will be integrated on both walls of the new terminal. The Canyon will evoke the Salt Lake City landscape and spans 362 feet—roughly the length of a football field. The floor to ceiling height of The Canyon is approximately 50 feet.

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