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Construction milestone: SkyCenter One tops out

The SkyCenter One office project hit a major construction milestone last week when crews lifted the final steel beam, officially topping out the nine-story structure.

The event took no more than ten minutes - but was years in the making.

“This is a culmination of years of effort by so many people,” said Executive Vice President of Facilities Al Illustrato. “From the vision led by our CEO Joe Lopano, to the unending hard work of so many of our team members and made possible by the support of our Board of Directors.”

With J.E. Dunn crews ending vertical construction work will now continue inside and out as crews work towards a mid-2021 completion date.

The office building, which is connected to the Main Terminal via the SkyConnect, is unique in the Tampa market. With unparalleled access to the Airport, it will feature 280,000 square feet of high-end office space, a 1-mile pedestrian train and some of the best views in the area.

The SkyCenter office building is a major part of Phase 2 of the Airport’s three-phase Master Plan expansion. The expansion will enable the Airport to accommodate up to 34 million annual passengers – helping propel the region forward. The office building allows the Airport to demolish the existing offices near the Main Terminal and reclaim the space to accommodate future growth.