Cuomo Announces Plans for New LaGuardia Airport

An American Airlines jet taxis on the runway of LaGuardia Airport (Photo: Bruce Bennett/Getty Images).
An American Airlines jet taxis on the runway of LaGuardia Airport (Photo: Bruce Bennett/Getty Images).


Gov. Andrew Cuomo, accompanied by Vice President Joe Biden, announced bold plans to replace LaGuardia Airport in its entirety on this afternoon, tearing down a hodgepodge of dilapidated terminals that Mr. Biden has famously compared to a third-world facility with a single integrated terminal linked to train and ferry service.

Mr. Cuomo, speaking at a lunch hosted by the Association for a Better New York, said that the new project will be the “first airport built since 9/11″ and will incorporate new security protocols as well as train and ferry access, “creating 240 percent more space, which will be transformative.”

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