George Bush Intercontinental Airport- Terminal B
Terminal B was also one of the original two terminals of the airport to open in 1969 and was designed by Goleman & Rolfe and George Pierce-Abel B. Pierce. It is mostly an unaltered terminal from its original design and is now used solely by United Express commuter flights. For this reason, the jet bridges are considerably lower to the ground than most others. There are 37 gates and 20 hardstand gates. In 2011 the City of Houston announced that it would demolish the gate areas of Terminal B and rebuild them. The first phase of the terminal's renovation broke ground on January 23, 2012. Phase one of the project was completed in April 2013, and the first 15 gates of the new South Concourse opened for operations on May 21, 2013. With a project of this size while still keeping the history and integrity of the airport, the City of Houston partnered with Chaparral for the mechanical insulation needs.