Arrivals & Departures Hall
With the opening of the Terminal B Arrivals and Departures Hall in June 2020, the Terminal B project is more than 80% complete. The Arrivals and Departures Hall is an immense 850,000 square feet and includes four levels for passengers. The design incorporates soaring ceilings and an abundance of natural light, creating a comfortable and welcoming ambiance for passengers. The top level features the main commercial district, including 17 of the hall’s 21 modern shops and restaurants.
Through LGP’s partnership with the Public Art Fund, the Arrivals and Departures Hall also features a world-class art program, underscoring New York’s reputation as a cultural leader. Expressing the essence of New York, artists Jeppe Hein, Sabine Hornig, Laura Owens and Sarah Sze each developed their work specifically for Terminal B.
LGP has also partnered with the TSA to ensure Terminal B features the most technologically advanced screening equipment, including Advanced Imaging Technology, Smart Pad System and mobile inspection tables as part of the baggage system. Other innovative technologies in the terminal include our common use check-in system, dynamic signage, the terminal’s Building Management System and mobile and contactless food ordering.
Eastern Concourse (Gates 40-59)
The new Eastern Concourse opened on December 1, 2018 to guests. Travelers flying with Air Canada, Southwest, United, and select American flights will use the new gates, of which 16 out of 18 are now operational. The remaining two gates of the concourse are expected to enter service in Spring 2021. Guests are now able to enjoy new dining and retail options that showcase the best of New York.
The first seven gates (of 17 total) are open to the public.
Work is continuing on the second phase of the Western Concourse which will include the remaining ten gates. Steel erection was completed on January 13, 2021. Work is beginning on installing the building enclosure and internal mechanical and electrical systems.
Work is progressing on the Central Hall, which will connect the new Terminal B to the new Terminal C, creating Governor Cuomo's vision of a unified airport. Foundation work is complete and steel erection is in progress on the remaining portion of the Central Hall that connects to the Terminal B Arrivals and Departures Hall. Once done, work will begin to complete the curtain wall and roofing to connect the two buildings together. The Central Hall will also be able to accommodate a proposed AirTrain station.
East Pedestrian Bridge
The pedestrian bridge opened to the public along with the main terminal (headhouse) in June 2020. Following demolition of portions of the existing building, the bridge will eventually span over an active taxi lane.
West Pedestrian Bridge
Work is ongoing on the future pedestrian bridge which will connect the main terminal (headhouse) to Gates 11-31 of the Western Concourse. The steel framing for this bridge now covers the complete span between the new Arrivals & Departures Hall and the Western Concourse with some infill steel work remaining on the structure.
Demolition of the C gates within the decommissioned Central Terminal B was completed in October, 2020; of the original passenger gate areas (A-D) only one remains in service, the D gates. Additionally, the demolition of Hangar 1 was completed in early November, 2020; Hangars 3 & 5, which are immediately adjacent to it, will remain standing.
All current phases of demolition are complete for the original Central Terminal B (CTB) as well as Hangar 1. In the CTB footprint, underground utilities are nearly complete and surface preparation and grading are in progress to pave the remaining gates and taxi lanes around the Eastern Concourse.
Watch our EarthCam Live
This view shows the ongoing decommissioning work of the original Central Terminal B structure and will capture the ongoing construction of the second phase of the new Western Concourse as well as progress on the second pedestrian bridge.