Tampa International Airport

4100 George J. Bean Parkway, Tampa, FL 33607

OWNER: Hillsborough County Aviation Authority

ARCHITECT: Reynolds, Smith & Hills

BUILT: 1965-1971 (Original Terminal)

WEBSITE: www.tampaairport.com


Tampa International Airport’s Landside/Airside terminal was the first of its type in the world. There is a central Landside Terminal where baggage and ticketing functions take place. The Landside Terminal is surrounded by four Airside satellites where airliner embarkment and disembarkment occur. Each Airside is connected to the Landside Terminal via an elevated automated people mover.

The terminal was originally designed to limit the walking distance between the automobile and airliner to 700 feet (210 m); today, it has increased to about 1,000 feet (300 m), due mostly in part to the larger, more modern airside buildings which have replaced the original, smaller structures.

The Airport was listed on the AIA Florida Top 100 Buildings List: 100 Years, 100 Places.

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