May 17, 2014 18:10 Photos: BR Metro Airport renovations, upgrades Photos: BR Metro Airport renovations, upgrades Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- Baton Rouge Metro Airport Director of Aviation Anthony Marino speaks, flanked by, from left, City-Parish Chief Administrative Officer William Daniel and Airport Commission Chairman and Metro Councilman Trae Welch, at a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the airport's Terminal Renovation and Rotunda Expansion Project. At left is a floor-to-ceiling glass wall, providing natural light and expansive runway views. The new area that the crowd is seated in is an extension of the previous rotunda area, which ended at right, where there is a skylight and bright white partition on the ceiling. Advocate story May 17, 2014 Comments Baton Rouge leaders on Tuesday unveiled a pivotal piece of a $12.5 million overhaul of the Baton Rouge Metropolitan Airport. Floor-to-ceiling windows. Decorative terrazzo floor tiles. A power outlet for every seat in the waiting areas. The new 14,500-square-foot rotunda area features all the trappings of a busy, modern airport.