LGA Is Unrecognizable in New Terminal Photos
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo held a daily coronavirus briefing earlier this week at the newly unveiled Arrivals and Departures Hall at Terminal B at LaGuardia Airport. The sparkling terminal is unrecognizable, in a good sense, and nothing like the airport we are all used to. You might actually want to go there.
The renovations are part of an $8 billion transformation that will make it the first completely new, major airport constructed in the US in nearly 25 years. The project saw the demolition and replacement of every terminal and concourse except the historically landmarked Marine Air Terminal. The project was approved in 2015 and then started in 2016.
The new halls feature concessions and restaurants including the iconic New York Junior’s Cheesecake, New York Favorites Brooklyn Diner, Hill Country BBQ, Think Coffee and more. The new Arrivals and Departures Hall showcases permanent public art installations curated by the Public Art Fund to enhance passenger experience.
The terminal will officially open to the public on Saturday June 13. It will serve American Airlines, United Airlines, Southwest Airlines and Air Canada. The renovated airport it will have 2.7 million square feet of space and 72 new gates across six concourses.
Check out the photos below that were published in the governor’s Flickr account.