Looking to make travel less stressful and more entertaining and engaging, San Francisco International Airport (SFO) this month opened the first nine-gate section of the $2.4 billion Terminal 1 — now renamed Harvey Milk Terminal 1 — to celebrate the life of the famed, local LGBTQ+ leader.
The new terminal features an exhibit from the SFO Museum titled Harvey Milk: Messenger of Hope that tells his story in 97 images, including photos, correspondence and campaign materials, on a massive wall measuring 30 feet high and 380 feet long.
It also includes design touches with passenger comfort in mind, including high ceilings to diffuse noise, floor-to-ceiling windows for abundant natural daylight, luxurious chaise lounges, a yoga room, free Wi-Fi with plenty of power outlets, and a new gate numbering system to make navigating the terminal much easier.
“For millions of people around the world, SFO is the first impression of the San Francisco Bay Area, and Harvey Milk Terminal 1 showcases what makes our region great: a spirit of innovation, a focus on the environment, and most importantly, a commitment to diversity, equality, and inclusion,” says Ivar Satero, airport director. “I hope travelers around the world are inspired by the story of Harvey Milk in the terminal at SFO that bears his name.”
The first section of the revamped terminal also features six new concession options, including Amy’s Drive-Thru, Bourbon Pub, Bun Mee and The Little Chihuahua.