Passengers can now walk through TSA and enter the expansion that includes a marketplace with faux-realistic trees in a central gathering space, 15 new dining, retail, and service concessions, and expanded and high-end amenities such as passenger hold room space, restrooms, and a mother’s room. Six new flexible gates can handle domestic and international flights and accommodate multiple airlines.
The customs and border protection (CBP) space is complete with booths, back-of-house operations, and new baggage handling systems for international passengers. The space features art pieces that include a three-piece mural in the CBP area showcasing Tennessee and artwork depicting musicians, actors, artists, and the culture of Tennessee displayed along the tunnel that welcomes international passengers to the United States.
Over the course of the five-year project, Hensel Phelps worked in close collaboration with the Metropolitan Nashville Airport Authority and Fentress Architects.