O’Hare International Airport Façade and Circulation Enhancements (FACE) Renovation

The multi-phase FACE project expanded the front sections of Terminals 2 and 3 at O’Hare International Airport in order to increase traffic circulation. The project included the installation of a new, cable-supported curtain wall, elevators, escalators, and an exterior canopy for two traffic lanes as well as the walkway in front of the terminals.

Cotter’s project team was responsible for the day-to-day oversight of the general contractor, coordination with the design team and airport representatives, change order reviews, schedule monitoring, pay request review, project documentation, and ensuring minimal disruption to the airport operations during construction.

Chicago, Illinois



Project completion

Project Team

"Some projects are more challenging than others, and over eighty phases the Façade and Circulation Enhancements Project proved to be just that, but few projects are undertaken in a more dynamic environment than O’Hare’s Domestic Terminal Core. The FACE Project was a critical first step in upgrading the Departure & Arrival Levels of Terminals 2 & 3 and Cotter met the challenges of this multi-year, heavily phased project, maintaining passenger flow without interruption to building systems".

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