Final component fitted for LA International Airport’s people mover

Image courtesy of LAWA/LAX
The final structural steel element has been fitted to the automated people mover at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX).

The beam completes a 180-tonne steel base for a viewing pavilion near the airport’s Theme Building, which offers views of the mover’s East Central Terminal Area station.

Some 9,000 tonnes of structural steel has been used on the mover project, which topped out in August.

LINXS Constructors, a consortium made up by UK contractor Balfour Beatty, American engineer Fluor, Germany’s Hochtief, Spain’s ACS and France’s Bombardier Transportation, completed the construction for Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA).

Now pedestrian bridges are under construction, putting the project on track to complete before Los Angeles hosts the 2028 Olympic Games.

Justin Erbacci, LAWA’s chief executive, said: “Finishing the installation of the structural steel for our APM project is another major step toward completion of this transformative transportation system.

“It is fitting that the final steel will help create the viewing pavilion for the traveling public to enjoy a picturesque vista of our world-famous Theme Building, which we cannot wait to share with our guests.”

Sam Choy, LINXS Constructors’ project director, said: “The viewing pavilion is a milestone for the mover as it marks the completion of the project’s largest construction efforts. Both the pavilion and the six pedestrian bridges were successfully installed with close collaboration with LAWA’s landside operations team.”

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