Dallas Flight Simulation Building Tops Off

McCarthy has topped off the first phase of a new development for Southwest Airlines. The two-building project comprises 800,000 square feet of space. When completed, the property will serve as the airline's new office building and flight simulator center.
The topping off of the Wings building in Dallas
The topping off of the Wings building in Dallas

McCarthy Building Companies Inc. has topped out a 375,000-square-foot building in Dallas that will serve as Southwest Airlines’ Leadership Education and Aircrew Development Center. The company broke ground on the new development in May 2016 and is expected to complete the overall “Wings” project in the first quarter of 2018. This also comprises a six-story, 425,000-square-foot Southwest Airlines office building.

The LEAD Center will house 18 flight simulators, one of which has already been installed. Built with a hardened structure designed to withstand the forces of an F4 Tornado, the Center is scheduled to start operation in the third quarter of this year. The development is located adjacent to Dallas Love Field Airport and will feature more than 1,900 parking spaces and a 400-foot-long elevated pedestrian safety bridge.

Earlier this year, McCarthy teamed up with HGA Architects and Engineers to build a 50,000-square-foot Math, Science and Technology classroom and lab building at Cañada College in Redwood City, Calif.

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