Dallas Fort Worth International Airport opened five new gates in Terminal C. Gates C35-C39, known as The High C Gates encompass 80,000 square feet and accommodates American Airlines' domestic flights with narrow body aircraft or regional jets.
Archer Western was a leading joint venture partner for the design-build of the airport project that demolished and rebuilt the Terminal C High C Gates in historic and innovative fashion. The prefabricated modules, each weighing 900,000 pounds, were made of steel frames, glass walls. concrete floors and insulated metal panels, along with roofs made of concrete and poly-iso roof membrane. Upon completion, each module was lifted and moved approximately one mile across the airfield, navigated underneath the existing Skylink guideway, then placed at their final location at Terminal C.
The new High C Gates are nearly 30% larger than other DFW gates. The space offers a focus on technology and sustainability, including dynamic self-tinting glass on the 16-foot-tall windows, smart restrooms and a variety of video screens for wayfinding and airport information.