17:09 PM

SkyCenter atrium takes shape + more construction progress

Construction at our new SkyCenter commercial development site is flying – and so is the steel.

Crews working on the SkyCenter atrium have placed about 85 to 90 percent of the structural steel, which forms the bones of the building, and is expected to wrap up the work in mid-October.

The atrium links the 35-acre commercial development to TPA’s SkyConnect – and the rest of the Airport – via an elevated walkway. It will be the first building completed on the site, which also includes an office building and a future hotel.

With the structural steelwork finishing up, workers will begin focusing on pouring concrete to form the building floors.

All the work on the atrium is expected to wrap up in mid-2020.

Other work happening at the SkyCenter site:

  • Crews are assembling the steel for the elevated bridge linking the development area to the Rental Car’s SkyConnect station. Workers will build the bridge on the ground and hoist it into place in two large sections.
  • Work on the nearby Cell Phone Waiting Lot is humming along and the newly reconfigured lot is expected to open later this fall. The new lot includes additional restrooms, brand new flight boards, two pet relief areas, as well as free WiFi and vending machines.