The existing Indianapolis International Airport was built in
1957. Although it served its purpose during the following decades,
a plan for more modern development of the airport began in
From then until now, a new Indianapolis International Airport
was in the works to help accommodate needs such as parking, baggage
handling, security and communications. In addition, location needed
to be considered; for environmental reasons, the new airport would
be placed between the two main runways to reduce noise and
pollution by saving taxiing time and fuel.
"Right now, the terminal is at the southeastern end of the
airport property and each aircraft has to taxi for about eight
minutes," says David Dawson, president of Executive Media,
Indianapolis. "The new airport significantly will reduce taxiing
Plans also were made to install an energy-efficient and
environmentally friendly roof system on the new airport terminal,
which would sport a unique curved shape and pose a challenge...
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