The animated film shows what Terminal 3 will look like. You can find more information about the vision of Terminal 3 here.
Driving through the Future
The animated film shows what the route of the new autonomous Sky Line to Terminal 3 will look like. You can find more information about the new Sky Line Train here.
Dry Excavation: Let’s Get It Started!
The official groundbreaking ceremony on 5th October acts as the beginning of the foundation work for Terminal 3. You can find more information about Foundation work here.
The Excavators Start Moving
Earth was excavated over an area of 65,900 square meters during the dry excavation. You can find more information about Foundation work here.
Shaken, Not Stirred
To protect the deep excavation pit against the pressing groundwater, numerous sheet piles are inserted. You can find more information about Foundation work here.
Arrival Ramp: Delivery of the Steel Segments
Countless heavy steel segments are being delivered on site for the arrival ramp. You can find more information about Road Connections here.
On Track: Interview with Wolfgang Holzhausen
Project manager Wolfgang Holzhausen demonstrates on site where the tracks of the new Sky Line will run. You can find more information about the new Sky Line here.
The Construction of Pier H: Interview with Christian Bierend
Christian Bierend, overall project manager for the main building, explains the construction process for Pier H. You can find more information about the Piers H and J here.
On the Road to T3: Interview with Gregor König
Gregor König, Head of Foundation and Construction Engineering, explains the extensive construction measures for the road connection in the video. You can find more information about Road Connections here.
Laying of the Foundation Stone: Beginning of Shell Construction
The ceremonial laying of the foundation stone marks the official start of shell construction. You can find more information about the main building here.
Divers at the Construction Site: Interview with Carsten Thörmer
Challenging working conditions: Carsten Thörmer, Managing Director of Aqua-Nautik GmbH, explains the tasks of the state-certified industrial divers on the construction site of Terminal 3. You can find more information about Foundation work here.
Concrete is Flowing: Interview with Helmut Reh
Helmut Reh (dechant GmbH) explains the first steps of shell construction. You can find more information about the main building here.
Driving by: Interview with Christopher Diefenhardt
Christopher Diefenhardt (Max Bögl Group) talks about the drive-by platform for Terminal 3. You can find more information about Road Connections here.
Under Control: Interview with Timo Ziegler
Timo Ziegler, Construction manager at Anton Schick GmbH + Co.KG, offers some insights into the construction of Piers H and J, including the apron control tower. You can find more information about the Piers H and J here.
Like a (Pier) G: Interview with Frank Schütz
Project manager Frank Schütz (tektoplan/FAS GmbH) explains the immaculate timing for the construction of Pier G. You can find more information about Pier G here.
Northern Track: Interview with Wolfgang Holzhausen
Wolfgang Holzhausen explains the construction step for the northern track of the new Sky Line. You can find more information about the new Sky Line here.
The Heart of T3: Interview with Christian Bierend
As the overall project manager for the main building, he always has the entire construction site in view: Christian Bierend from Fraport Ausbau Süd GmbH arranges the work around the future heart of Terminal 3. You can find more information about the main building here.
The challenge of constructing supports: Interview with Christopher Diefenhardt
In this video, Christopher Diefenhardt from the Max Bögl Groupexplains the challenges involved in building the V-shaped supports for the drive-by platform. More information about the road connection can be found here.
A logistical tour de force: Interview with Sven Fuchs
Sven Fuchs talks about the logistical challenges of delivering and assembling the huge track sections for the new Sky Line People Mover.
Heavy equipment and a sure touch: Interview with Dirk Strunk
Project manager Dirk Strunk explains what the gigantic steel structures on the roof of Pier H are all about. More information on piers H and J can be found here.
Complex on several levels: Interview with Christian Bierend
Christian Bierend knows Terminal 3's main terminal building like no one else. He explains the progress of construction in mid-2020 and invites us on a tour of the shell of Terminal 3's future centerpiece.
220 tons in motion: Interview with Mahad Afhakame
A 220-ton chain crane is being used for the construction of Pier G. Site manager Mahad Afhakame explains the advantages of the mobile crane and the challenges that first had to be overcome on the way to the site. More information on Pier G can be found here.
Maximilian Kellermann on the special Y-shaped supports
Site manager Maximilian Kellermann explains how the special Y-shaped supports get to Pier J and what hurdles have to be overcome along the way.
Pier G takes shape: Interview with Ilma Celjo
Pier G is the only pier on the Terminal 3 construction site whose shell is already largely complete, with glazed facades and laid screed. Ilma Celjo, technical project manager, invites you to a tour of the pier and explains the current state of construction in various areas. More information on Pier G can be found here.
South guideway and station at Terminal 3: Interview with Wolfgang Holzhausen
Wolfgang Holzhausen offers an insight into the planning for the southern guideway and the station directly at Terminal 3. Read more about the Sky Line People Mover.
Timo Ziegler on the construction of the new tower
Construction manager Timo Ziegler explains how the new apron control tower is being built one floor at a time at a height of over 50 meters.
A tough job for two cranes: Interview with Wolfgang Holzhausen
Work is being done in many places for the Sky Line railroad. Project manager Wolfgang Holzhausen and Stefan Passarge from Max Bögl explain the challenges involved in lifting the concrete girders weighing up to 200 tons for the track. More information on the Sky Line People Mover can be found here.
On the A5 at night
Axel Kirn - Project Manager Road Link/Infrastructure Terminal 3 - explains why several night shifts are necessary for the construction of the extension of the Zeppelinheim junction and which construction steps have to be carried out in one night under great time pressure. More information on the road connections can be found here.
The heart of Terminal 3 is taking shape
The marketplace with its 12,200 square meters is a special highlight of the new Terminal 3. Project manager Christian Bierend explains the current state of construction and the challenges that still lie ahead, especially with regard to the ceiling construction. More about the main terminal building.
The trick with the gigantic roof: Interview with Christian Bierend
How exactly will the 2.5 soccer fields of roof be installed on the main terminal building? Christian Bierend explains the individual steps involved until the roof construction is finalized in mid-2022. More about the main terminal building.
The parking garage at Terminal 3 - a Lego kit for adults: Interview with Marcus Schlagholz
Marcus Schlagholz, the project manager responsible for the construction of the parking garage, explains the procedure for realizing the 8,500 parking spaces at Terminal 3. Thanks to the prefabricated construction method, the first construction phase can already be completed in November 2021. This is associated with an early commissioning of 2,500 parking spaces for the time being for the construction companies working on site. More information on the road connections to Terminal 3 can be found here.
52 tons on the move
The 52-ton steel structures are being installed on the roof of Pier J, but work is also progressing on Pier H. Project managers Felix Birkner and Sebastian Wolber explain what challenges still lie ahead. More on Piers H and J.
Time-lapse movie of the construction of T3
Rising skyward from a huge pit: work to build Terminal 3 is advancing, with the piers and main terminal building steadily gaining in height. Watch the progress made so far at the construction site in the south of the airport in a time-lapse video. More about the vision of Terminal 3.
Good things come in fives: step by step, the roof of the main terminal building is taking shape
How exactly are the individual sections of the main terminal building’s roof being pushed into place? Christian Bierend, the overall project head for the main terminal building, and Stefan Sorli, the project manager assigned by the company doing the actual work, explain. More on the main terminal building
Update on Pier G
Pier G is essentially complete now that work on the structure and technical systems has been finished. The technical supervisor for the Pier G project, Ilma Celjo, and project manager Frankfurt Schütz explain how the team achieved this despite the pandemic, what is currently happening, and what is planned going forward. More on Pier G
Current status of the new Sky Line people mover
The Sky Line is being extended to Terminal 3. Wolfgang Holzhausen, who is in charge of the project, explains the situation at the stations and the challenges that are being faced.
Bag after bag
Large or small, thick or thin, soberly black or psychedelically colored: they all have to get through. Suitcases whose owners arrive or depart at Pier G will speed through a new automatic baggage conveyor system. Watch what they “experience” along the way!
Lean, straightforward, and unpretentious
Up to five million passengers a year will pass through the new Pier G after it begins operating. Here you can see how everything works, from check-in across the security checks and marketplace to the gates.
T3 from a bird’s-eye perspective
Get an overview of the impressive construction site for Frankfurt Airport’s new terminal. Join Harald Rohr, the managing director of Fraport Ausbau Süd GmbH, in exploring the construction site by helicopter from the west. More facts and figures on the construction project
Next round: partial opening of the Zeppelinheim interchange
The first part of the enlarged Zeppelinheim interchange on the A5 motorway began operating on August 19. This step benefited all drivers heading to CargoCity South by letting them reach their destination more directly and therefore faster. More information on the topic of road connections is available here.
Senior construction manager Benedikt Goldbach explains how the panes are being installed at the top of the apron control tower
The glass panes are being placed to encase the cabin of the over 60-meter-tall control tower. Learn more about Pier H and J.
Welcome to Frankfurt!
A special milestone in the construction of the new Sky Line people mover is the arrival of the new vehicles at Terminal 3. They will let travelers ride between the terminals with a new standard of comfort and convenience. Learn about the preparations for the new vehicles here.
Ortwin Mücke, in change of the project to build the road connections for Terminal 3, talks about the challenges involved and the invisible parts of the 10 kilometers of new roads. Learn more about road connections.
The parking facility next to the main terminal building
Germany’s largest parking garage is finished. When Terminal 3 starts operating in 2026, it will accommodate no fewer than 8,500 vehicles on eight levels. You too can easily reserve a space there for your car. There are also special slots for electric vehicles; initially, 200 spaces will be equipped with bollard-type chargers. More on road connections.
Cold and heat technology in the new terminal
Jörg Sassen, who is in charge of the project to install the heating and cooling systems, takes you into the cellar of the main terminal building. From there, cold and heat are distributed into the individual buildings. Among other things, the heat flows into the underfloor heating of Pier H. Project head Timm Knief rolls out a red carpet for you.
A work of art takes shape: construction of the drop ceiling
Stefan Schmidt, a mechanical design engineer who works for the company of Arnold AG, shows how the artful drop ceiling is being crafted in the marketplace. The eye-catching installation is being assembled from 25 kilometers of shiny pipe and luminaires that will one day evoke a very special atmosphere.
Traveling with the drone: a little like a rollercoaster ride
Explore the terminal’s insides from a bird’s-eye perspective. A drone carries you through the main terminal building, the marketplace, and the parking facility. Get on board, it’s time to take off!
Of Pipes and conduits
At the construction site – or more precisely, inside the building – the pace now quickens. Following a phase during which a volume of concrete huge enough to fill 4,000 bathtubs was poured each day for floors, ceilings, walls, and other structures, the interior finishing phase begins. This involves installing a lot of equipment. From plumbing and conduits for heating, air conditioning and ventilation across lighting to safety equipment, a large number of highly complex technical systems are put in place and connected. This calls for a great deal of very intricate, small-scale work. Large construction equipment like concrete mixers and bulldozers isn’t needed here; during this phase, what matters is manual dexterity, expertise, and attention to detail. Specialists of many kinds are involved in a hive of activity.
The last two supports for the Sky Line people mover are lifted into place
Wolfgang Holzhausen, in charge of the project to build the new Sky Line people mover line, has supervised all of the work from the start. Lifting the last two supports into place is a special milestone, and not only for him. Stefan Passarge of the contracted Max Bögl construction company is also proud that the work on the 5.6-kilometer-long stretch has been brought to a successful conclusion so smoothly.