New Arrivals and Departures Hall at LaGuardia Terminal B
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo held a daily coronavirus briefing this week at the newly unveiled Arrivals and Departures Hall at Terminal B at LaGuardia Airport. The sparkling terminal on Wednesday seems nothing like the LaGuardia airport we are all used to. The renovations are part of an $8 billion transformation that will make it the first new, major airport constructed in the US in nearly 25 years.
The new-and-improved Terminal B spans a spacious 850,000-square-feet and four stories. The project saw the demolition and replacement of every terminal and concourse except the historically landmarked Marine Air Terminal. The project was approved in 2015 and then started in 2016.
The new halls feature concessions and restaurants including the iconic New York Junior’s Cheesecake, New York Favorites Brooklyn Diner, Hill Country BBQ, Think Coffee and more. The new Arrivals and Departures Hall showcases permanent public art installations curated by the Public Art Fund to enhance passenger experience.
The stunning pieces featured in the terminal are the works of world-renowned artists Jeppe Hein, Sabine Hornig, Laura Owens and Sarah Sze Are Unveiled, Capturing the Energy and Appeal of New York.
The terminal will officially open to the public on Saturday June 13 of this year. It will serve American Airlines, United Airlines, Southwest Airlines and Air Canada. The renovated airport it will have 2.7 million square feet of space and 72 new gates across six concourses.
Check out the pictures below that were posted in the governor’s Flickr account.