Main Terminal (Headhouse)
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. 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. Pile driving is complete and work is underway to frame and pour the foundations. Steel erection should begin at the end of October.
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. Glass panel installation at North & South Curtain Walls is complete. Trim work and interior framing work is ongoing. 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.
Demolition of the C gates within the decommissioned Central Terminal B was completed in October; of the original passenger gate areas (A-D) only one remains in service, the D gates. Additionally, the demolition of Hangar 1 should be complete by winter; Hangars 3 & 5, which are immediately adjacent to it, will remain standing.
Work is progressing on demolishing the Terminal Building as well, moving from west to east with the most the critical portion, the Center Food Court area, removed to allow for work to commence on the second pedestrian bridge which will connect to the Western Concourse in the future. The expectation is currently that the remaining portion of the decommissioned terminal building will be removed by the end of the year.
Watch our EarthCam Live
Watch the ongoing progress as work continues on phase 2 of the Western Concourse live from our EarthCam situated atop the original Central Terminal B overlooking the airside demolition of the now decommissioned C gates and the ongoing construction on Gates 11-31 (Western Concourse).
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.