Cleveland airport unveils $36M interior, exterior upgrades

CLEVELAND (AP) — A $36 million makeover at Cleveland Hopkins International Airport has been completed.

Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson along with airport and other local officials appeared for a ribbon-cutting ceremony Monday afternoon.

The yearlong renovation project includes improvements to the interior and exterior facades of both the ticketing and baggage claim levels.

A 600-foot metal paneled canopy with skylights now provides additional shelter for travelers bringing in luggage to the ticketing lobby.

The building now features six revolving doors that are expected to save energy and reduce temperature fluctuations in the ticketing lobby. The building has also been outfitted with LED lights to improve energy usage.

Canopies also have been installed at surface parking lots near the facility.

The airport was re-dedicated Monday as a national historic civil engineering landmark.

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