No pun intended, but plans for the SFO Terminal 1 re-model have flown largely under the radar. The project will start work later this year, and the total cost is now estimated to be $2 billion.
Yes, that is billion with a “B”.
And that is in addition to billions already spent renovating terminals 2 and 3:
Like the recently remodeled Terminal 2, the new wing has a yoga room with twinkling stars on the ceiling for those seeking a little tranquillity before their flights. A collection of restaurants and retail shops with an open feel and a local flavor – including two pop-up stores that will rotate once or twice a year – will serve travelers.
Even the restrooms are fancy and spacious, with natural light – there are even dressing rooms. “SFO likes to provide four-star, five-star hotel-type restrooms,” said Judy Mosqueda, the Terminal 3 project manager.
Just something to keep in mind, next time you read about Muni’s budget problems.