Rick Cotton pulled no punches when talking about the need to transform LaGuardia International Airport. Speaking to ENR last year while standing in the light-filled, glossy new Terminal B, he said, “LaGuardia had become the laughingstock of the city, nation and probably the world.
No doubt the New York Metropolitan Transportation Council has its reasons, but the planning group’s list of projects; for which it seeks $15 billion in federal funding support over the next five years, includes the LaGuardia Airport AirTrain.
The placement of the second of two pedestrian bridges 60 ft above an active airfield last month marked the final piece of significant construction for the new $5.1-billion Terminal B at LaGuardia International Airport.
Faced with a highly constrained site and a mandate to minimize disruptions to airport operations, the project team developed innovative strategies to phase construction of the new seven-gate concourse even before its strategic design took shape.