JFK Airport is Getting a $13B Renovation

With the new TWA Hotel under construction at JFK this is a great opportunity to write a news post about the new renovations that are slated to come to JFK Airport.

Andrew Cuomo, the Governor of New York has unveiled several new details as well as renderings of the upcoming transformation of John F. Kennedy International Airport. The most notable of these is the two new terminals that will replace some of the existing ones. The cost estimate of this transformation is $10 Billion. When the renovation was first announced in early 2017 the estimate of the project was $13 Billion.

Below are renderings of the transformation. Some of the renderings show off some additions to the airport that are worth noticing such as a section labeled Central Park at JFK, a miniature version of the High Line, and what looks to be Chelsea Market. It is not clear if any of these areas will make it to the final construction.

The terminal on the southern end of the JFK complex will be developed by the Terminal One Group, which is comprised of Lufthansa, Air France, Japan Airlines, and Korea Air Lines. The near 3 million Square foot, $7 billion terminal will replace Terminals 1 and 2 and take over the vacant space that used to be Terminal 3. At the northern end of JFK, JetBlue will develop a 1.2 million square foot terminal for $3 billion. The airline will destroy the existing Terminal & and make use the vacant space of the former Terminal 6 to create a new terminal.

One of the biggest things that are happening to JFK is the $355 million to redo one of the airport’s runways and add a new taxiway. Construction starts in 2020 and is expected to be completed in 2025. The airport renovation at JFK is based on a master plan by Mott MacDonald and Grimshaw Architects.

The other two major airports serving New York, LaGuardia and Newark Liberty are also in the middle of major renovations in an effort to bring the aging airports on par with other airports around the world and to help maintain New York as a premier destination.

Click to see all renderings of the new JFK: JFKRenderings

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