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Sacramento airport opens $1B terminal, with giant, leaping rabbit as centerpiece for travelers
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) ' Sacramento International Airport is scheduled to open a $1 billion terminal Thursday, replacing a structure that is four decades old with a building that is designed to be a striking entrance to California's capital region.
The $6 million in public art includes a distinctive centerpiece that is certain to generate attention, a suspended-in-air, 56-foot-long aluminum red hare leaping into a suitcase that dominates the glass-and-steel entryway.
The terminal is among the largest construction projects in Sacramento County's history and created 2,400 jobs during the 2 years it was being built.
The new terminal, elevated people mover and concourse are designed to expand the airport's capacity to 16 million passengers a year.
The first passengers to use the terminal were scheduled to arrive late Wednesday night.