Come April 14, 2011, a cutting-edge new terminal will be setting the standard for airports across the country. After a $383 million renovation lasting more than 10 years, Terminal 2 at San Francisco International Airport will emerge as “the nation’s most modern hub”—showcasing state-of-the-art amenities destined to improve the airport experience. Here’s the skinny from the San Jose Mercury News:
"It features gate-side lounge chairs, a quiet post-security "recuperation" area, plug-in outlets within arm's reach of virtually every chair and bench, work desks, bathrooms that officials said were comparable to a five-star hotel, and a "retail street" of concessions including restaurants from celebrity chefs Cat Cora and Tyler Florence."
What’s more, the terminal has been awarded LEED Gold by the U.S. Green Building Council and is thus the greenest terminal in the nation. American Airlines and Virgin America will be based in the terminal, and some 3.2 million passengers are expected to travel through the 14 gates in the first year.