San Francisco unveils plans to honour Harvey Milk in new Terminal 1

San Francisco International Airport (SFO) has unveiled designs to honour civil rights leader Harvey Milk in its new Terminal 1 facility and it is set to open in different phases from July 2019.

The new facility will be known as Terminal 1: The Harvey B Milk Terminal and as part of the design, SFO also announced plans for an exhibit within the new terminal to celebrate Milk, using photographs sourced from the public.

The focal point of designs for Terminal 1: The Harvey B. Milk Terminal is a central inglenook area, which will feature a photo exhibit honouring the civil rights leader and his impact on LGBTQ rights in San Francisco and around the world.

Airport director, Ivar C Satero said: “The designs unveiled today will serve as a fitting tribute to the life and legacy of this pioneering civil rights leader, and we are excited to engage our entire community in submitting image content to help tell his story to travellers around the world.”

SFO is inviting the public to contribute photo content for consideration in this exhibit, by visiting: will be welcome through until 14 December, 2018.

SFO also outlined the timeline for the rollout of designs honouring Milk. The first section of the new terminal, opening in July 2019, will include a 400ft (122m) temporary construction wall featuring an exhibit of images honouring Harvey Milk, including those sourced from the public.

Some images from this exhibit will then go into the long-term central inglenook design, scheduled to open in February 2020 along with the exterior terminal treatment. Full terminal opening is expected by the end of 2022.