Governor Cuomo announced this week that the first of four new concourses within the upgraded Delta terminal at LaGuardia Airport (LGA) will open this fall. The renderings illustrate a light-filled, 105,000-square-foot concourse with views of Citi Field and Flushing Bay. According to Curbed, the new concourse’s amenities will include H&H Bagels, Birch Coffee, Juice Press, and Rossi Pizzeria from Chef Mark Iacono.
Earlier this month, the Eastern Concourse in LaGuardia Airport’s Terminal B opened its first new gates to the public. The revamp is part one of an $8 billion, 2.7 million square foot redevelopment at one of the nation’s busiest airports, which also includes a rebuild of Terminal C. In undertaking this multi-phase construction plan, LGA had to remain fully operational to their 30-million passengers a year. Old facilities were demolished only as new facilities were completed, ensuring the airport never loses capacity. When complete, LGA will be the first new airport built in the country in more than 25 years.
Things are looking up for North America’s worst airport. Construction is moving along at the LaGuardia Airport renovation and expansion in East Elmhurst, Queens. The $8 billion overhaul of the transport hub hopes to alleviate the airport of its notorious struggle with constant delays and cancellations, a source of national embarrassment and numerous dubious honors, like being ranked the 14th worst airport in the world. LaGuardia Gateway Partners (LGP) is behind the project.
Permits have been filed for an eight-story residential building at 246 Echo Place, in The Bronx’s Mount Hope neighborhood. The development will rise just a block away from the Tremont Avenue station, serviced by the B and D trains, and four blocks away from the Tremont Station, serviced by Metro-North. SKF Development is responsible for the project.
Permits have been filed for a seven-story mixed-use building at 32-58 105th Street, in East Elmhurst, Queens. The site is located just around the corner from Northern Boulevard, an active commercial street with shops, restaurants, and the Langston Hughes Queens Library. The lot is two-thirds of a mile from the nearest subway station, 103 Street-Corona Plaza Station, serviced by the 7 train.