Construction continues on final part of new Terminal at LaGuardia Airport

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Work is continuing on the final piece of the new Terminal B, which will open its first seven (of 17) gates later in 2020.

LaGuardia Gateway Partners (LGP), which is redeveloping LaGuardia Airport’s Terminal B, said it has opened the Arrivals and Departures Hall on June 13.

The Terminal B project is approximately 80 percent complete. Once the overall LaGuardia redevelopment is complete, the U.S. will have its first new airport in more than two decades.

The Arrivals and Departures Hall is an 850,000 square feet and includes four levels for passengers. The top level features the main commercial district, including 17 of the hall’s 21 modern shops and restaurants.

“The opening of the new Arrivals and Departures Hall at Terminal B is the biggest milestone to date in the transformation of LaGuardia Airport into a world-class transportation hub that is worthy of New York State,” Gov. Andrew Cuomo said in a statement. “As we continue to upgrade and modernize this airport for the 21st century, this new state-of-the-art hall will offer passengers a unique travel experience with new concessions, traveler amenities and art installations by four of the world’s leading artists, while increasing space for passengers to move more safely and efficiently during and after the COVID-19 pandemic.”

In July 2015, Gov. Cuomo unveiled the vision for a comprehensive redevelopment of LaGuardia Airport, which included the new 1.3 million sq. ft. Terminal B. The redevelopment includes a new 35-gate terminal, a parking garage, and a Central Hall. With a construction value of $4 billion, the Terminal B project is one of the largest public-private partnerships in American history and the largest in US aviation.

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