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Over $3 Billion Will Be Spent To Upgrade and Improve LaGuardia Airport

January 20, 2014 at 9:40 AM | by | ()

Can we just say that it’s about time?

If you have ever had the pleasure of flying to or through New York’s LaGuardia Airport, you probably have a pretty strong opinion about the disrepair and dysfunction that can be found in and around it. Now it looks like someone is finally getting ready to do something about it, as the State of New York will be throwing money at the problem—like $3.6 billion worth.

The state’s governor—Andrew Cuomo—seems sick and tired of what the place looks like, and as part of the upgrades and improvements the airport will be scoring all kinds of new stuff. All the details are still forthcoming, so we’re not sure if it will be Starbucks or Sbarro making their appearance at the new LaGuardia. However, a new central terminal will be a big feature, and that will go nicely with new restaurants, shopping spots, and brand new parking garages. Free WiFi is also set to arrive, so that you can share your opinions of the new place on Instagram—your friends will probably need to see it to believe it.

The narrow hallways and concourses will be a thing of the past, and they’ll finally repair and replace those leaking ceilings—that’s always been part of the charm as far as we’re concerned.

Proposals are already coming in, as some thoughts regarding the Central Terminal Building are expected by the middle of April. After that, construction should start up towards the end of the year. We’re just curious to see how all the bulldozers and construction crew do their thing around a pretty busy airport. It’s going to be even more of a mess for a bit, but after that we’ll just assume that it will be worth the wait and inconvenience.

[Photo: Johannes Martin]

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