LaGuardia airport to be rebuilt

28 Jul 2015 by GrahamSmith

The terminals at New York's LaGuardia airport will be completely rebuilt into a unified hub, it was announced yesterday.

Work at the much-maligned airport, which US Vice President Joe Biden compared to "some Third World country" in 2014, will commence next year.

LaGuardia airport new terminals rendering

An artist's impression of how LaGuardia airport will look in 2021

Pending final approval by the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, the first redesigned area will open to passengers in 2019. Delta Air Lines will then oversee a second phase, due to complete in 2021.

The construction will double the space for aircraft by demolishing LaGuardia's cramped terminal buildings and replacing them with a new terminal that is 180 metres closer to the motorway behind it.

This will free up room for nearly two miles of new taxiways to be created.

LaGuardia airport interior rendering

The new terminal building will be located 180 metres behind the current terminals

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo said: "This is what New Yorkers deserve and have deserved for a long time. And now we're going to get it...

"[LaGuardia] is slow, it's dated, it has a terrible front-door entrance way to New York."

Graham Smith

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