Aviation board approves airport renovation design

The proposed main lobby. (Source: Becky Beaman)
The proposed main lobby. (Source: Becky Beaman)

NORTH CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - The Charleston County Aviation Authority board approved the renovation plans for the Charleston International Airport on Thursday.

Last week, a panel approved the plans which call for a $150 million makeover featuring a large, glass dome to be constructed in the main lobby.

Board chairman Chip Limehouse says the dome will give a "wow factor" when you walk into the airport. Designers also hope it will brighten the lobby.

Other features of the plans include a gazebo, a fountain, or possibly a statue.

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