Cars on Eight Levels
Across the Asphalt to Terminal 3

Cars on Eight Levels

A new eight-level parking facility at Terminal 3 will have room to accommodate 8,500 cars and include specially equipped spaces for electric vehicles. It is divided into two parts connected by pedestrian bridges; the southern part is 200 meters long and the northern part about twice that. The 26-meter-tall facility is currently being built directly opposite the new main terminal building, so it’s only a short walk from there to check-in. A new bus station with 27 bays will provide seamless connections to the surrounding region, and about 45 parking spaces will be reserved for taxis right on the terminal’s drive-by platform. Especially interesting for day trippers: the terminal will be integrated in the regional network of cycling paths. Fraport is also providing 300 bicycle parking spaces right at Terminal 3 underneath the Sky Line station, 30 of which will be equipped with chargers for e-bikes.

As of mid-2020, the recently begun work to build the new parking facility is rapidly advancing. Besides the concrete stairwells, the first steel structures for its two parts, the taller of which will have eight levels, are already being erected.

The stairwells are nearing completion and progress is also being made on the steel skeleton for the facility, which is steadily taking shape.

Large parts of the parking facility’s exterior have already been completed.

The huge dimensions of the parking structure with 8,500 spaces are readily apparent. This photograph shows the 400-meter-long larger part.

Gazing skyward: one of the helical ramps for accessing the new parking facility has already been completed.

The first part of the project to build the parking facility for construction workers was finished in late 2021.

Completion of the car park is planned for 2023.

A House of Steel

The new parking facility is taking shape just a stone’s throw from the drive-by platform. Before the first steel structures were erected for its eight levels, isolated stairwells reached skyward at the construction site. The steel work and installation of the ceilings could then start in July 2020. Around 11,500 concrete plates will eventually form the ceilings of the levels. Each of them weighs five tonnes and measures 2.7 by 8 meters: genuine heavyweights! As far as possible, they are delivered by train to conserve natural resources.