(12 June 2015) New York governor Cuomo has recently been joined by US vice president Joe Biden to unveil the concept design for the comprehensive renovation of LaGuardia Airport.
Under the scheme, the airport will be completely transformed into a structurally unified primary terminal with increased transportation accessibility, considerably raised taxiway capacity and best-in-class traveler services.
Construction on the first half of the newly unified terminal, anticipated to be a $4 billion venture that generates 8,000 direct jobs and 10,000 indirect jobs, are going to be managed by LaGuardia Gateway Partners, a new public-private joint venture chosen by the New York and New Jersey Port Authority to develop the project.
Building of the first part will likely commence after approval from the Board of Directors of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. That authorization is anticipated for the initial part of 2016.
Most of this initial part of the project is anticipated to be ready for people in 2019, with full completion scheduled for around 18 months afterward.
The second part of the new terminal is anticipated to be redeveloped by Delta Air Lines, which has provided strong backing for the new vision, and anticipates starting the redevelopment of its terminals on an identical track with the LaGuardia Gateway Partners project.
New York had a disruptive, can-do strategy to big infrastructure in former times-- and today, its moving forward with that mindset once more according to governor Cuomo.