Recognition for build
International Airport (MSP) has gained recognition for engineering and design feats that have created a modern iconic structure for the airport while greatly improving parking capacity and ground transportation services.
The American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) of Minnesota honored MSP’s Silver Ramp expansion project with a Grand Award in its annual Engineering Excellence Awards, which recognize an exceptional degree of innovation, complexity, achievement, and value.
Topping out at 11 stories, the Silver Ramp added 5,000 additional public parking spaces to the airport campus. It also serves as the new Terminal 1 transit center, a more sustainable approach to bring together many modes of transportation, including auto rentals, buses, shuttles, the regional light rail system, and even bicycles. The ground floor lobby features the tallest escalator in Minnesota (56-feet), one of the several escalators connecting customers directly to one of four auto rental levels where customers pick up and return vehicles.