To LaGuardia airport launched the second phase of overhaul

To LaGuardia airport launched the second phase of overhaul

In February 2014 Vice-President Joe Biden compared the airport of LaGuardia, located in the Northern part of Queens, with a “third world country”. A year later, in July 2015, the Governor of new York Andrew Cuomo announced an ambitious plan to overhaul LaGuardia.

Yesterday, August 8, Cuomo along with Edward Bastian, CEO of American airlines, Delta Air Lines announced the beginning of construction of a new terminal for Delta airlines. Thus, they launched the second phase of the airport reconstruction.

To LaGuardia airport launched the second phase of overhaul

The first phase of the overhaul started last June, when perestroika began Terminal B. By the way, the total budget required to implement the entire project is $8 billion.

Most of this amount-or rather, 75%, will offer private investors, including the airline Delta. Its contribution equal to us $3.4 billion, will become the largest investment in the history of LaGuardia (77 years).

About the rest of the $600 million required for the construction of a new terminal chetyrehjadernogo Delta, promised to take care of the Port authority of new York and new Jersey, exercising control over LaGuardia.

To contribute to the common cause, wished and Irvin «magic» Johnson, American basketball legend. His company Magic Johnson Enterprises, in partnership with Loop Capital Markets LLC decided to invest in the transformation of the airport $10 million.

The Delta terminal will complement the full renovation of all four terminals LaGuardia, who as a result chetyrehjadernogo overhaul must unite into one, interconnected.

Yesterday Andrew Cuomo published in his Twitter visualization, through which it is easy to imagine how it will look in the Delta terminal after completion:

Today’s groundbreaking at @Delta»s facilities represents another step forward as we build an entirely new airport at LaGuardia.

— Andrew Cuomo (@NYGovCuomo) October 8, 2017

«Today’s groundbreaking approach to object Delta represents another step forward as we build a brand new airport to LaGuardia».

The Delta terminal needs to consist of gates 37, 33 of which will have access to the double lanes for taxis.

The entire airport will be closer to the Grand Central Parkway to 600 feet (approximately 183 meters). This «move» will allow to allocate additional two miles under taxiways for aircraft, which in turn will reduce the possibility of delays to a minimum.

In addition, LaGuardia will be easier to get, because the project will improve transport access to the airport. In particular, the construction of the AirTrainthat will connect LaGuardia with the metro in the district of Queens, Willets Point, and providing high-speed ferry service to the Maritime terminal.

The discovery of about half of the new gates in Terminal B will be held next year, and the main terminal area will begin to work by the beginning of 2020. Major repairs must be fully completed in 2021.