DIA starts Phase 1 of Great Hall project to revamp DEN main terminal

Posted at 4:38 PM, Jun 02, 2017
and last updated 2018-07-12 08:19:24-04

DENVER – Major changes may be coming to the flow and function of the 1.5 million-square-foot space under the iconic white tented rooftop at Denver International Airport.

The major change involves moving TSA security checkpoints from the center of the terminal to the same floor as the ticket counters, which will open up the center of the Great Hall.

The security screening area was placed in its current location after the September 11 attacks, but it was never designed to be in that space.

The new security screening area will have more TSA lanes, new technology to speed up the screening process and will be less exposed.

The goal is to increase safety and improve efficiency, officials told Denver7.

By moving security to the hallways near the ticket counter, the main terminal will be opened up to accommodate more restaurants, shops and seating areas.

Watch a 3D walkthrough of the Great Hall.


Phase 1 of the project started this week after some restaurants closed, some ticket counters moved, and walls went up in the main terminal.

Learn more about the project on the airport's website.