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$10 Billion Redesign Unveiled For John F. Kennedy International Airport

$10 Billion Redesign Unveiled for John F. Kennedy International Airport

January 2017 redesign of John F. Kennedy International Airport. Rendering: New York Governor’s Office

Governor Andrew Cuomo has unveiled plans for a $10 billion redesign of John F. Kennedy International Airport, in Queens. Broadly, the goal of the project is to better interconnect the airport’s existing terminals and improve the flow of vehicles and people through reconstruction and expansion of roadways, Crain’s reported. There would also be a large parking garage at the center of the airport, possibly to be topped by green space. Mass-transit upgrades are also in store, including plans for a one-seat ride to Manhattan. The state’s Department of Transportation will head the construction pertaining to roadways and mass transit, while the airport is expected to be rebuilt under partnerships with airline companies and operators, including the Port Authority of New York & New Jersey.

Also ongoing at JFK International Airport is the redevelopment of the vacant TWA Flight Center into the six-story, 505-key TWA Hotel. Construction on that began last month.

Terminal 4 at John F. Kennedy International Airport. Image: Department of Homeland Security