Let’s put it right out there: LaGuardia Airport is a dump. It’s impossible to get to by train. It’s expensive to get to by taxi. It’s frustrating to get there by bus. And once you do get there, you want your flight to take you away as soon as possible (unless you’re inside the strangely swagged-out Delta terminal).
Well, in case you missed it, the “trustworthy” folks at the Port Authority say that by 2021, LaGuardia will find itself on the other side of a drastic renovation and be less of an embarrassment to this city. Taking them at their word, advocacy group Global Gateway Alliance recruited design firm Netscape to create some artful
architecture porn renderings of a futuristic LaGuardia.
According to the Post, the new design increases the size of the current airport by 429,000 square feet and includes–get this–enough space for a direct subway line. Could you guys imagine?!
While these renderings are completely imaginary–Netscape hasn’t actually been chosen to renovate the airport–Port Authority will, in fact, tap a firm to redesign the airport in the coming weeks.
Good luck, whoever they choose. Here’s hoping this doesn’t turn into a Second Avenue subway kind of situation.
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