LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — Los Angeles Thursday got a first look at the new Tom Bradley International Terminal (TBIT) at LAX.
The 150,000-square foot, $1.7 billion hall will open to the public for viewing Saturday.
The hall, which will soon be called the Antonio R. Villaraigosa Pavilion, features the best LA has to offer in dining, shopping and relaxation.
More than 60 restaurants and luxury retail shops, including Fred Segal, Coach, Kitson, Border Grill, Umami Burger, 800 Degrees and Larder at Tavern, will call LAX home.
Full service spa treatments tailor-made for travelers on the go and tips on how to stay relaxed while at the airport are another way the new TBIT will make flying more enjoyable.
“We’re also revealing 18 new gates, nine of which are A3-80 capable for those large, new generation, wide-body aircraft,” Albert Rodriguez of LAX said.
The terminal, designed by Curtis Fentress, features a curved vaulted ceiling that appears to put travelers “inside the curl” of a giant wave in addition to other design elements that evoke Southern California culture and geography.
The new terminal is just one of several ongoing endeavors at LAX that will cost a total of $4.11 billion.
The new TBIT is expected to be completed by August 2103.
Tickets for Saturday’s public preview are available online.