Latest O’Hare Expansion Moving Along Nicely
Jan24

Latest O’Hare Expansion Moving Along Nicely

The expansion of American Airlines operations at O’Hare airport’s Terminal 3 is moving along.  Back in October of last year we told you that the project had been issued permits to start foundation work.  A few days ago, more permits came fluttering out of City Hall, these for the general construction of the new gates: SUPERSTRUCTURE, ARCHITECTURE, MECHANICAL, ELECTRICAL, PLUMBING, & FIRE PROTECTION BUILD OUT IN THIS...

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Expansion About to Start at O’Hare’s Terminal 3
Oct19

Expansion About to Start at O’Hare’s Terminal 3

If your travels take you through Terminal 3 at O’Hare airport, then change is in the air. The City of Chicago has issued the paperwork to start work on the foundations for the latest T3 expansion.  The project will add five new gates to the mixed domestic and international terminal, at a total cost of $70 million. FOUNDATIONS ONLY FOR THIS PERMIT APPLICATION. FUTURE AMERICAN AIRLINES NEW 5 GATE ADDITION, APPROX 49540 SQ. FT. AT...

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A Sneak Peek at the Renaissance O’Hare Hotel’s Recent Renovation
Jun06

A Sneak Peek at the Renaissance O’Hare Hotel’s Recent Renovation

If you haven’t been by the Renaissance Hotel up near O’Hare in a while, now’s as good a time as any to pay it a visit.  The hotel has just finished a six million dollar renovation, which includes all 360+ rooms, as well as the lobby, common areas and even the restaurant, which is now described as both “casual” and “elevated.” Officially called Renaissance Chicago O’Hare Suites Hotel, the...

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[Video] Chicago’s Version of a Sky Mall Debuts at O’Hare
Apr04

[Video] Chicago’s Version of a Sky Mall Debuts at O’Hare

Veteran flyers have long considered the international terminal at O’Hare airport to be something less than ideal.  Amenities-wise, once you were on the airside, you were pretty much stuck with the water fountains and whatever goodies made it past the T.S.A. That’s all in the past now that the city has officially opened its new Terminal Five experience, with the help of a company best known for its shopping malls. Westfield...

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City Wants Nearly $1 Billion Facility Linking Metra Rail With O’Hare [updated]
Jun18

City Wants Nearly $1 Billion Facility Linking Metra Rail With O’Hare [updated]

The City of Chicago has unveiled ambitious plans for a $884 million transportation hub next to O’Hare International Airport. In order to make it a reality, the city needs a $242 million loan from the U.S. Department of Transportation.  Considering that Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood was in town last week to announce that the city is welcome to apply for the money, there’s a pretty good chance it will happen. If...

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It’s Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas, 2012 – Part 4
Nov20

It’s Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas, 2012 – Part 4

O’Hare International Airport is all decked out for Christmas.  Colorful ornaments hang in strings along the Terminal 3 windows, oversized red and green swags hang from the rafters in the ticketing area, and Christmas trees are starting to be distributed around the...

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