Revealed: Sweeping Redesign of LaGuardia Airport

Long a punch line of the airline industry, LaGuardia Airport will receive a dramatic upgrade—if a plan proposed by New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is approved.
July 27, 2015, 2pm PDT | James Brasuell | @CasualBrasuell
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The Office of New York Governor Andrew M. Cuomo unveiled the vision for a comprehensive redesign of LaGuardia Airport. According to a post of the Governor's Office website, "[t]he airport will be transformed into a single, structurally unified main terminal with expanded transportation access, significantly increased taxiway space and best-in-class passenger amenities. Construction on the first half of the new unified terminal, expected to be a $4 billion project that creates 8,000 direct jobs and 10,000 indirect jobs, will be managed by LaGuardia Gateway Partners, a new public private partnership chosen by the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey to build the project."

Governor Cuomo expects to open the first phase of the project to passengers in 2019, with full completion scheduled 18 months later. The project is still pending approval from the Board of Directors of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. 

The article includes a taste of the proposed design, a report developed by the Governor’s Airport Master Plan Advisory Panel [pdf], and a download of a video showing Dan Tishman, CEO of Tishman Construction Company and chair of the Governor’s Airport Master Plan Advisory Panel, describing the details of the redesign.

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Published on Monday, July 27, 2015 in New York State
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