O’Hare’s Global Terminal by Santiago Calatrava is a
masterwork of modern terminal architecture. With a glass
façade and dramatic shell-like roof soaring over the
approach road, the building unifies the terminal complex
while establishing itself as its centerpiece.
Inside, vaulted, light-filled spaces celebrate both the
grandeur and simplicity of bygone travel as customers move
easily to and from gate areas enlivened by Chicago-focused
concessions in an airy, park-like setting.
Convenient links to adjacent terminals, satellite
concourses, and public transit support a future Vision plan
that transforms the area opposite the Terminal into a
vibrant hotel, retail and business complex.