Four teams have been selected to compete for a $2.4-billion project to design, build, finance, operate and maintain the LaGuardia Airport Central Terminal Building (CBT), says a Port Authority of New York and New Jersey (PANYNJ) spokesman. PANYNJ will conduct $1.2 billion in infrastructure upgrades in addition to the project, he says. The four finalists have until April 15, 2014 to submit their request for proposals (RFPs).

The four teams—which include contractors, equity members and other key firms—were selected out of 16 that responded to the authority's RFQs last October. The authority lists the shortlisted teams and their lead contractors as follows:

Aerostar New York Holdings LLC, New York, which includes Fentress Architects, and a joint venture of Hunt and VRH;

LaGuardia Gateway Partners, Queens, N.Y., which includes Skanska USA Building Inc., Skanska USA Civil Northeast Inc., Tishman Construction Corp. of New York, Parsons Brinckerhoff, Hellmuth, Obata + Kassabaum PC, and Vantage Airport Group Ltd.;

LGAlliance, New York, which includes Lend Lease (US) Construction LMB Inc., Turner Construction Co., Gensler Architecture, Design & Planning P.C., Macquarie Capital Group Ltd., and Hochtief AirPort GmbH;

LGA Central Terminal Consortium, which includes STV Inc., Ove Arup & Partners PC, and Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates PC.

The project includes demolishing the existing CTB and its four concourses, garage, Hangar 1, and frontage roads; building temporary facilities; and designing and building the CTB. It also includes constructing a central heating and refrigeration plant, utilities for the new building, hydrant fueling within the project site limits; as well as operating, maintaining and managing the existing CTB and temporary facilities during construction.

A start date has not yet been set, the spokesman says. The CTB is scheduled for partial completion in 2017 and full completion in 2019. Entire project completion is slated for 2021. He did not say when PANYNJ plans to issue an RFP to choose the final team for the project.

(This story has been updated to show the deadline for RFPs.)