Standing right outside the new terminal you might expect it to be bustling, but it's actually pretty peaceful.
MARES: "This is deer grass, right in here. Those are poplar trees and agave plants.
On opening day as passengers streamed into the gleaming new terminal B, I took a walk outside with John Mares, the architect who has overseen this billion dollar construction effort. As part of the project, nine acres of asphalt were reclaimed, making way for a new public green way, which you look out on from all three levels of the new terminal.
MARES: "And we have these serpentine walls, what those are symbolic of is as you make your way through the foothills to the valley, the contours are very similar to this."
Mares says he thinks the outdoor space is going to be popular with travelers, especially when next year a fountain goes in which is being designed by Jaume Plesna the same Spanish artist responsible for the centerpiece fountain in Millennium Park in Chicago.