Port Authority Approves Plans To Rebuild LaGuardia Airport, East Elmhurst

LaGuardia AirportLaGuardia Airport, renderings via Governor Cuomo Flickr

In the summer of 2015, plans to build a new LaGuardia Airport were revealed along with other transportation infrastructure, including a 24-hour ferry service and an AirTrain, that would serve to link the East Elmhurst airport to the rest of the city. The Port Authority of New York & New Jersey (PANYNJ) has officially approved the project, which was recently estimated to cost upwards of $5.3 billion, Crain’s reported. As part of the deal to approve the project, the Port Authority agreed that it redevelop the Port Authority Bus Terminal in Manhattan, shooting down any chance that it would be rebuilt for much cheaper in New Jersey. As for the airport, the Central Terminal Building is phase one of the greater redevelopment and is expected to be finished by 2021. Terminals C and D will be built after that.

LaGuardia Airport

Present-day LaGuardia Airport, photo via Wikimedia

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4 Comments on "Port Authority Approves Plans To Rebuild LaGuardia Airport, East Elmhurst"

  1. I trust on Port Authority with quality, plan and work only just best for the city.

  2. La Guardia will soon be under water.
    Does it make sense to renovate it?
    Does it make any sense to build anyting there?

  3. I moved here in 1976 and both NYC airports were and still are under non-stop construction in one way or another. Now they’re starting all over again. Never in my lifetime will I see a completed airport in NYC. Pathetic.

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