As it was being constructed, the Terminal at Washington National Airport endured intense scrutiny by Congress, planning and public interest groups, and air carriers. But solving the complex problem of creating a gateway to the nation’s capital, while simultaneously maintaining and enhancing operations at one of the country’s busiest airports, was a challenge capably managed by Cesar Pelli & Associates Architects. This firm created a spectacular three-level terminal, approximately one million square feet, to accommodate sixteen million passengers each year. Readers will be thrilled and inspired with this closer look at the new Terminal that has caught the admiring eye and earned the appreciation of thousands who put it to the test each day. Cesar Pelli & Associates is based in Washington, D.C.