Chicago Department of Aviation (CDA) has unveiled five shortlisted designs for the new O’Hare International global terminal.

The short-listing of designs for the terminal is said to be the next step towards appointing a lead architect for the airport’s $8.5bn expansion.

Chicago residents will now review the designs and share their views.

The winning team will be tasked with create designs for a new, modernised terminal to impress the tens of millions of visitors to the city every year.

“We are thrilled to engage the public now in the first of many public feedback opportunities as we embark on our expansion programme.”

O’Hare’s new international terminal is expected to span across 2,250,000ft² and will be among the largest terminals in the US.

CDA commissioner Jamie L Rhee said: “The new O’Hare Global Terminal is at the centre of our plans to transform O’Hare from curb to gate. The new O’Hare Global Terminal represents an opportunity not only for O’Hare and its airline partners to grow, but also will fuel new opportunities for residents and businesses from our 77 communities.

“We are thrilled to engage the public now in the first of many public feedback opportunities as we embark on our expansion programme.”

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The five shortlisted designs were submitted by Fentress-EXP-Brook-Garza Joint Venture Partners, Santiago Calatrava, Foster Epstein Moreno Joint Venture Partners, Skidmore, Owings, & Merrill (SOM) and Studio ORD Joint Venture Partners.

Five 3D models have been displayed at the Chicago Architecture Center (CAC), situated on 111 E Upper Wacker Drive.

Chicago residents and airport passengers can view the new terminal designs and submit feedback until 23 January, either by visiting the terminal models at the CAC or by viewing online at VoteORD21.com.