“Our plan will fundamentally transform LaGuardia–replacing what is now an outdated and poorly designed complex with the world-class airport New York has always deserved.”
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.
The first 11 gates in the eastern concourse of the new Terminal B opened on Dec. 1, 2018. Featuring local and New York-themed restaurants and retail shops, family-friendly spaces and an indoor park, the new concourse has soaring, 55-foot-high ceilings and floor-to-ceiling windows that allow ample natural light to fill the space. Charging stations are placed throughout the gate seating areas with free, high-speed Wi-Fi. Family amenities include an airport-themed children’s play area.
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 and will open in phases through 2022.
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.
30 November 2018
“LaGuardia Airport to Open First Gates at Terminal B”
20 October 2017
“LaGuardia Airport Is Getting a Makeover—Here’s What to Expect”
Conde Nast Traveler
8 August 2017
“Gov. Cuomo Breaks Ground on Next Stage of LaGuardia Airport Renovation”
The Wall Street Journal
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”