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Architect: SOM

Owner: Washington Metropolitan Airport Authority

General Contractor: Turner Construction Co.

Precast Erector: E.E. Marr Erectors

This was one of the most unique projects in our long history. The project entailed the construction of the underground main station for the new aerotrain at Dulles International Airport.

Uniquely, the precast clad the interior of the underground station. The walls of the station were clad by yellow/tan acid-etch panels with a faceted 8’x4’ pattern. The train tunnels tubes were clad by sloped precast panels with a terrazzo finish (applied in our yard) on the face.

The erection of these panels was extremely difficult. The panels had to be dropped onto a cart, from a hole through a skylight. They were then carted into position where they were erected by chain-falls, both manually and mechanically. This procedure was repeated over 600 times for each panel.

Every time we fly out of Dulles Airport – we are reminded of this quality work and craftsmanship.