b'8 LGA AIRFIELDFACTS&FIGURESNew Airside LayoutProject: Airside Redesign Completes $4 BillionLocation: LaGuardia Airport, Terminal BConstruction Cost:$4 billion (airside & landsideTerminal Overhaul at LaGuardiaredevelopment) Size: 1.3 million sq. ft.BY JENNIFER DAACK WOOLSON Construction: June 2016-July 2022Airport Owner: Port Authority of New York & New Jersey Terminal B at LaGuardia Airportoverhaul project out for bid in 2011, the Facility Design, Construction Mgt, Terminal(LGA) was built in the 1960s whenoriginal reference drawings proposed the Operation & Maintenance: LaGuardia Gatewayboth aircraft and air passengersame finger design. But that presented Partners, a consortium of Vantage Airport Group, Skanska,numbers were much smaller. As the airporta problem because one of the project Meridiam & JLC Infrastructure entered its sixth decade with passengerrequirements was keeping the 35-gate Design Build Joint Venture:Skanska-Walsh counts surging to 15 million and aircraftfacility in operation Terminal Planning, Development reaching record size, one of its biggestthroughout & Operations: Vantage Airport Group challenges was space constraints forconstruction. It Design Joint Venture: WSP & HOK aircraft taxiing to and from the gates.was kind of a fatal Earlier phases of the massive seven- flaw, explains Derek 3D Surface Modeling System: Autodesk BIM 360 Thielmann, project Passenger Boarding Bridges: TK Airport Solutions year, $4 billion project to reinvent Terminal Bsuch as moving the new arrivalsdirector for LaGuardia Advanced Visual Docking Guidance System: and departures hall closer to the GrandGateway Partners.DEREK THIELMANNADB SAFEGATE Central Parkwayhelped open up 500Given the schedule Ground Power Units & Pre-Conditioned more feet of airside space. But freeingand logistical challenges, it didnt make a Air Units: ITW GSE up square footage wasnt enough.lot of sense to us. Other Key Elements: Terminal B redevelopment projectProject planners also had to rethink theSo very early in the bid process, the includes Arrivals & Departures Hall, 2 island concoursesexisting finger design of the Terminal Bteam suggested looking for land and a connected to Arrivals & Departures Hall via skybridges, 35 gates, 3,100 space parking garage and related roadwaysconcoursesa long-standing source ofbetter way to skin the cat when building and infrastructure airside congestion.the new terminal. Thats how the Port Of Note: Goal for participation by minority & women- When the Port Authority of New YorkAuthoritys initial plan evolved from a finger owned business enterprises was $680 million; to date, totaland New Jersey put the comprehensiveconcourse design with 18 construction exceeds $910 millionOctober 2022AirportImprovement.com'