The number of "ribs" of the frame of the future building has now doubled, and its "wings" have lost their glazing. The base of the building was also significantly strengthened, the most important structural units are protected by additional concrete walls. As a result, what used to be a bird-like terminal is now much more massive. The ceiling of the main hall retained its ability to open on warm days, but now the resulting opening will be only 9 m wide instead of the original 15.
On the blank wall of the half-storey above the main space of the terminal, Calatrava plans to place the US flag, which hung until September 11, 2001 above the square in front of the Twin Towers. Scorched and re-sewn from surviving scraps, it will become a symbol of resilience in the face of any disaster.
Construction should begin in September this year and end in 2009.