When Continental Airlines and US Airways begin operating from Concourse D on Sunday, January 23rd, Raleigh-Durham International Airport will have completed the construction of Terminal 2.
Concourse C opened in October, 2008 and now everyone gets to move freely through a lovely new one million square foot building that has 40 shops and restaurants, 36 gates and eight works of art and architecture.
New venues include Carolina Vintages, a wine bar offering North Carolina wines and produce, Jason’s Deli, Five Guys Burgers & Fries and Flavours, a gourmet market.
New shops include Brighton Collectibles, PGA Tour Shop, Hudson News and 2nd Ed. Booksellers, a locally-based used bookstore.
The eight works of art include Robert Kushner’s Welcome, installed along the arrivals corridor;
Lydia Rubio’s Gate of Air, the companion pieces to Gate of Earth, which was installed in 2008;
Mei-ling Hom’s Cloudscape and Ed Carpenter’s Triplet.
Carpenters Triplet is the large sculpture with wood masts and dichroic glass and LED lighting suspended from stainless steel cables in the atrium.