Nashville-Davidson, Tennessee 2021-07-20 15:08:55 –
Nashville, Tennessee (WTVF) — On Tuesday, Metropolitan Nashville Airport Authorities embarked on a redevelopment program for John C. Tune Airport.
Mayor of Nashville, John Cooper, was one of today’s groundbreaking guests in Phase 1 of the “Tune Take Off.” Today is also the 35th anniversary of the airport.
The airport was severely damaged by the tornado in March 2020.. According to airport officials, terminals and other buildings, hangars, more than 90 aircraft and airfields were damaged. Exactly 17 days later, full-scale operation resumed and plans for facility redevelopment began.
As part of the redevelopment plan, new aviation facilities will be added to replace the tornado-destroyed buildings.
Let’s take a look at what the crew is building as part of Phase 1.
- Expanded lamp area
- New airport access point
- Twelve T hangar buildings with 78 hangar bays totaling 96,720 square feet
- A four-box hangar building with twelve hangar bays totaling 43,200 square feet
- Two shaded harbor buildings with a total of 14,235 square feet of 10 bays
Phase 1 costs approximately $ 34.5 million and is expected to be completed by the spring of 2022. Construction of a new Air Traffic Control Tower, which is scheduled to open on September 1, is also underway.
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