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Leon Nelson, construction director for HD, walks with KSL Newsradio's Peter Samore as journalists tour the South Concourse-West of the new Salt Lake City International Airport on Friday, Sept. 22, 2017.

The New York Times recently published a feature article about the Salt Lake City International Airport, calling it “a modern airport” that will “link the mountains and the coasts.”

The Times reported on the airport’s investment to modernize its infrastructure.

As the Deseret News reported, the airport has gone under a renovation project that will cost close to $3 billion. The airport will include two new concourses and a main central building, which will replace the current terminals. The airport will also include a new parking garage.

Most recently, the airport added a convenience store and Beans and Brews coffee shop to its park-and-wait area.

Bill Wyatt, the airport’s executive director, told The New York Times that Delta worked hard to develop the project.

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“Planning for this project goes back to the early 2000s master plan, when we were thinking about how to make the existing airport layout work,” he said. “Delta sat down and also tried to think how they could make that work operationally. They concluded they couldn’t make it work operationally. Everybody began to focus on this new concept, which we’re building.”

Wyatt said he’s excited to see the new design.

“It’s a very flexible and efficient design,” Wyatt said. “If we need more space after the initial phase of construction, you can add capacity as far as the eye can see, virtually without any disruption at all.”

Read more at The New York Times.