EWR Canopy

1,320 feet long
2000 Completion

Port Authority of NY & NJ

Michael Fieldman Architects
Michael Fieldman, FAIA
Design Architect

Rawlings architects pc
Associate Architect

Buro Happold
Structural Engineer

Capitol Awning
Electrical Engineer

Capitol Awning


AIA New York City
Design Award 2002

This canopy structure provides a pedestrian connection between Terminals B and C at Newark Liberty International Airport. The tubular steel and translucent fabric walkway canopy was conceived and executed at a rapid pace, with the multi-legged structural system allowing for shallow foundations which could be poured in advance of a final design layout. This was critical for the rapid deployment of the structure required by the Port Authority of New York & New Jersey. The airfoil-shaped section of the canopy minimizes the impact on mature trees adjacent to the walkway, eliminating the need for any tree removal to accommodate the project.

Originally intended to serve as a temporary structure during repair of the monorail system, the canopies remain in active service.