LaGuardia Airport Completes First Wave of Central Terminal Renovations

By Paul Riegler on 21 October 2014
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View from a LaGuardia runway

View from a LaGuardia runway

The first wave of renovations at LaGuardia Airport’s Central Terminal has been completed.

The Central Terminal, also known as Terminal B and slated for replacement by 2021, is getting upgraded air conditioning, escalators, restrooms, as well as new seating with charging stations in the food courts.

The airport’s developer, MarketPlace Development, announced Tuesday that multiple new shops and restaurants opened as part of the project.  The new stores include Eddie Bauer, Lacoste, and Tumi on the Departures Level, as well as several restaurants, Bowery Bar Tavern, Sorrentine Panini Bar, and Six Blocks Bakery.

LaGuardia has installed temporary ChargeBars in several store locations that have yet to undergo construction, allowing passengers to charge devices in a quiet area of the airport, and American Express recently opened a Centurion Lounge outside security.

Earlier this year, the Port Authority announced a $3.6 billion project that includes a modern new central terminal at LaGuardia.  The three-level, 1.3-million-square-foot (120,774-square-meter) terminal would be approximately one-third larger than the current 50-year-old facility.  Construction is scheduled to begin in 2015.

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