The Jeppesen Terminal at Denver International Airport (DEN) features more than 2 million square feet of space, and includes passenger ticketing, baggage claim, ground transportation, international arrivals, shops and restaurants, office areas and the TSA security checkpoints. Located beneath the iconic white tented rooftop of the terminal is an area referred to as the Great Hall. The Great Hall is a spacious, open area that tens of millions of passengers experience when they head to the TSA checkpoints prior to a flight, or after arriving at the terminal from the concourses via the passenger arrivals area on Level 5.
But much has changed since DEN opened 22 years ago. As passenger traffic in Denver hits all-time highs, the capacity of the Jeppesen Terminal is becoming stretched. Originally built to serve 50 million passengers, last year 58.3 million passengers passed through the airport. In 1995, the Great Hall was a traveler’s oasis. The area featured lounge seating, abundant trees and other foliage, and a relatively small footprint for security just prior to entering the train platforms that transport passengers from the terminal to the concourses. But after 9/11, the space was filled with TSA security screening and associated lines that were never meant to be in that space.
Redeveloping the flow, design and use of the Great Hall will have many benefits for the travelling public and the airport. We invite you to browse this site to learn more about the Great Hall project, how it will increase the capacity of the terminal, enhance safety and security and create a more efficient and enjoyable experience. To sign up for periodic e-mail updates about this exciting project, click here.