Saturday, May 30, 2015

Reconstruction of LaGuardia's central terminal announced

From DNA Info:

The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey voted Thursday to move ahead with the first phase of a $3.6 billion project to replace the crumbling Central Terminal Building, known as Terminal B, with a new facility which will serve approximately 50 percent of all the passengers at the airport, officials announced.

The agency also selected the LaGuardia Gateway Partners to build the new terminal.
The Central Terminal Building, which first opened in 1964, will be demolished. The replacement will serve as LaGuardia's main entry.

The project also calls for linking the airport’s four terminals, which are currently disconnected, and a number of amenities such as a hotel and business center and a connection to the proposed AirTrain.

A master plan for the redevelopment will be unveiled in the coming weeks, officials said.

According to the Port Authority, construction will be funded by a public-private partnership.


Anonymous said...

Please give us an update on this in 2050.

Anonymous said...

Public and private partnership funding? Interesting.

retired air traffic controller said...

C'mon! They have been constructing...deconstructing and reconstructing La Guardia for decades.
There is no magic. This is an outmoded antiquated airfield that should have limited flights. It poses a hazard to the surrounding neighborhoods. It is not just the increased noise levels, which are bad enough, but the real danger of aircraft missing the notorious runway #13. Trying to pack 10 lbs of manure in a 5lb bag will not work. This bag is filled to capacity and bursting at the seams.

Anonymous said...

If they don't increase the length of the runways it's all for naught.

Anonymous said...

Move the airport someway else or expand JFK.
Stop throwing good money down the (In the bay) drain.

Anonymous said...

Ahh yes, the once every 8 years rebuilding of LGA (and JFK, for that matter). I guess it's a good thing-- air travel is one industry where demand keeps climbing. Invest in companies that do the renovations. By the way, these airports are not going anywhere--- as long as NYC is here and aircraft need to land, these will be the one and only locations. No one's "moving" or shutting these down. The liklihood of that ended decades ago-- with the regional suburban build up after WWII. Remember all the talk and hoopla about developing Stewart Airport (65 miles north of the city)? Exactly.