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Airport Design that Links Style with Function

LaGuardia Airport Central Terminal B
New York, New York, USA

“Our plan will fundamentally transform LaGuardia–replacing what is now an outdated and poorly designed complex with the world-class airport New York has always deserved.”

New York Governor Andrew M. Cuomo

LaGuardia Airport’s new Central Terminal B will provide a state-of-the-art passenger terminal and modern New York travel experience. 

The 35-gate terminal will replace the existing 1964 Central Terminal Building and optimize use of the airport’s limited airside and landside real estate.

Designed to transform LaGuardia Airport into a single, unified hub, the new facility will feature expanded transportation access and best-in-class passenger amenities. A phased construction approach allows it to be built on the constrained site with minimal impact to existing operations.

To optimize airfield performance and efficiencies, the team devised an island-concourse gate configuration. A pair of pedestrian bridges connects the headhouse to the island concourses. These iconic bridges traverse over active taxilanes and offer sweeping views of the airfield and Manhattan skyline.

The interior will feature intuitive wayfinding, ensuring the efficient movement of passengers through the terminal. Other enhancements will include an abundance of natural light at all levels, short curb-to-gate walking distances and regional cuisine and concession offerings.

By moving the terminal closer to Grand Central Parkway, the project will expand the airport taxiways by more than two miles and help reduce airport ground delays.

The project is expected to achieve LEED Silver certification for sustainable design.

Eleven gates will be opening in 2018. The main terminal area will open in early 2020, and a second set of gates will open in two phases—one later in 2020 and the final phase in 2021.

Under a 35-year lease agreement with the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, LaGuardia Gateway Partners (LGP) will design, build, manage and maintain LaGuardia’s Terminal B. LGP includes Vantage Airport Group, Skanska ID, Meridiam and JLC Infrastructure for development and equity investment; Skanska-Walsh as the design-build joint venture; HOK and WSP for architecture and engineering; and Vantage Airport Group for airport operations and management.

HOK is also providing master planning advisory services for LaGuardia in collaboration with the Port Authority and Delta Air Lines, which operates Terminal C and D on the airport’s east end.


LEED NC-Silver anticipated

1.3 million sq. ft. / 120,700 sq. m.

Interior Design
Master Planning
Structural Engineering
Sustainable Design


20 October 2017
“LaGuardia Airport Is Getting a Makeover—Here’s What to Expect”
Conde Nast Traveler

15 June 2016
“Ground Broken on LaGuardia Airport Redevelopment”
Passenger Terminal World

1 June 2016
“LaGuardia’s $4B Revamp Will Kick Off This Summer”

30 March 2016
“Port Authority Authorizes Funding for LaGuardia Airport’s New Terminal B and Central Hall”
HOK News

28 May 2015
“Port Authority Picks Group to Remake LaGuardia Airport”
The New York Times