The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey has issued a request for qualification for the creative vision, design and operation of a new Central Hall linking the new Terminals B and C at LaGuardia Airport.
Serving as the main entrance and focal point of the new $8-billion LaGuardia Airport, the Central Hall will be an iconic welcome hall to the first new airport to be built in the U.S. in 25 years.
The port authority seeks a public-private partnership to provide exceptional interior design and innovative, world-class premium programming and help realize the vision for a modern, 21st century airport.
The Central Hall will feature a soaring 50-foot-high ceiling, glass walls providing stunning views of the airfield and approximately 62,500 sq. ft. of premium interior space. The hall is intended to become an architecturally significant landmark with premium dining, retail, meeting space and other amenities of high appeal to LGA’s 30 million annual passengers and 12,000 airport employees. It will also feature a unique art, architectural or interactive installation that can become a recognizable ‘meetup’ place for travelers.
Gov. Cuomo in July 2015 unveiled the vision for a redevelopment of LaGuardia Airport and broke ground in 2016. The $8-billion project will create a unified airport and 21st century customer experience. In February 2018, the new Terminal B parking garage opened with 3,200 spaces, including more than 2,400 for personal vehicles, and a dedicated level for For-Hire Vehicles. In December 2018, the first of 18 new gates and the first new concourse in Terminal B opened on the western side of the airport, which serves Air Canada, American Airlines, Southwest and United.
The Terminal B arrivals and departures facility is slated to open in mid-2020. On the eastern side of the airport, the first new gates and concourse in Delta’s new Terminal C, replacing the current Terminals C and D, will open this fall with the full arrivals and departures facility scheduled to open in late 2021.
The RFQ is available here.