LaGuardia Airport's new 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 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.