LaGuardia Gateway Partners began construction on the new 1.3 million square foot Terminal B in June 2016. With a construction value of $4 billion, the Terminal B project is one of the largest public-private partnerships in American history and the largest in US aviation. The Terminal B redevelopment includes a new 35-gate terminal, a parking garage, and a Central Hall. With the opening of the Arrivals and Departures Hall in 2020, the project’s largest milestone, the Terminal B redevelopment is now over 85% complete.
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. Steel erection was completed in early April. Work is progressing on interior systems, curtain wall, and canopy. 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.
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 erection is now complete and the concrete slab has been poured. Work is ongoing to install the exterior walls.
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 EarthCams 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.
This camera was formerly housed on top of the 1964 Central Terminal Building watching over the ongoing construction of the Western Concourse. In it's current location atop the new Terminal B, it overlooks the westernmost (and last remaining) portion of the Central Terminal Building. This camera will ultimately capture the demolition work and conversion to active taxiway space of the footprint where the building currently sits.