At a groundbreaking ceremony on Tuesday, Governor Andrew Cuomo and the CEO of Delta, Ed Bastian, officially celebrated the start of construction on the airline’s new terminal at LaGuardia Airport.
Lucky for us, the Governor’s office also decided to release a host of new renderings for the project along with this latest announcement. Since construction got underway on the western half of the new airport last summer, we’ve seen a couple of interior renderings of the $4 billion overhaul.
This latest set of renderings is a comprehensive look at the interiors with images of arrival and departure areas, baggage claim, restaurants, escalators, and a central hall fitted with what definitely appears to be a bright, Jeff Koons sculpture.
“LaGuardia is a pillar of New York's transportation network and a key driver of economic growth, but for too long the airport has been unworthy of New York State," Cuomo, said in a statement. "The groundbreaking at Delta's facilities represents another step forward as we build an entirely new airport at LaGuardia.”
Delta will contribute $3.4 billion toward the new airport, and the state will provide the rest. The first new gates are set to open next year, and the airport overall will be complete in 2021. The groundbreaking today marks the start of work on the final phase of the new LaGuardia Airport, which will see all sections of airport unified into one.
If you want to get up to speed with everything that’s happened with the airport overhaul so far, check out this video released by the Governor’s office that gives you all the details.