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New York's La Guardia Redevelopment Continues at Pace


With the downturn in airline traffic still ongoing, Conde Nast's Jessica Puckett reports on proceedings at La Guardia Airport, New York.


In the latest rollout of its sweeping construction project, New York City's LaGuardia Airport opened seven new gates in its brand new Terminal B building on Wednesday. The gates will be operated by American Airlines and are the first in the terminal's Western Concourse, which is opening in two phases.


Along with the first seven gates, phase one of the concourse's opening includes a Gotham News newsstand and a portion of an indoor park—which features greenery and benches—and New York City-inspired art installations. When completed, the concourse will measure 218,000 square feet and have a total of 17 gates. Like the airport's other new buildings that have been unveiled so far, the Western Concourse will be a far cry from the cramped feel of LaGuardia's old terminals, thanks to 55-foot ceilings and walls of windows


Gates on the Western Concourse are currently connected to Terminal B's recently unveiled departures and arrivals hall by a temporary walkway. First opened in June, the terminal's four-story hall includes 16 security lanes and an extensive food court with outposts of popular New York spots such as Think Coffee, Brooklyn Diner, Hill Country BBQ, Eli's Essentials by Eli Zabar, Mulberry Street by Chef Marc Forgione, and Junior's Cheesecake. The arrivals hall is also connected to the terminal's 18 gates on the Eastern Concourse that began opening in December 2018.


Terminal B serves four airlines: American, United, Southwest, and Air Canada. With the work that's been completed this summer, officials say the $5.1 billion construction of Terminal B is 80 percent finished. The rest of the Western Concourse and other areas of the terminal are slated to be unveiled through 2022.