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Gov. Cuomo's office provided a peek into what a section of the new $8 billion LaGuardia Airport could look like once completed
Renderings showcased by the governors office show the first of four concourses that will comprise Deltas new state-of-the-art terminal
The new airport will comprise $8 billion in new facilities
Gov. Cuomo'soffice provided a peek into what a section of the new $8 billion LaGuardia Airport could look like once completed.
Renderings showcased by the governors office show the first of four concourses that will comprise Deltas new state-of-the-art terminal at LaGuardia Airport, which is on track to open this fall. The concourse comprises part of the billion-dollar construction of the new airport.
The spacious 105,000-square-foot concourse will feature floor-to-ceiling views of Citi Field and Flushing Bay, gates that can accommodate a wide range of aircrafts and dining options from New York chefs and eateries.
The opening of Delta's first new gates represents another milestone in the multi-phase construction plan, which was announced by Cuomo in 2015. The multi-phase construction enables LaGuardia Airport to remain fully operational while the entire airport undergoes the redevelopment, Cuomos office says.
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"This new milestone in LaGuardia's transformation brings us another step closer in converting the airport into a world-class flight hub in line with New York standards," Cuomo said in a statement. "Our collaboration with Delta in the development of this concourse and the new LaGuardia terminal is another demonstration of the effectiveness of public-private partnerships at work to modernize our state's infrastructure."
Upon completion, officials say, LaGuardia – which services 30 million passengers each year – will be the nation's first entirely new airport in 25 years.
The new airport will comprise $8 billion in new facilities, including the $4 billion Terminal B redevelopment which will replace the terminal that opened more than 50 years ago.
Terminal B's 18-gate new concourse opened last December featuring floor-ceiling windows, an indoor park with benches, landscaping and modern restrooms.