New York City’s LaGuardia Airport, one of the nation’s busiest with about 26 million passengers a year, is so outdated that it should be completely demolished and rebuilt, a Port Authority official said on Wednesday according to this Reuters report.
The airport, located in the borough of Queens, is managed by the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, but its current capital plan only has enough money for modest upgrades which fall short of the full modernization that is needed, according to Port Authority Executive Director Chris Ward.
The airport offers passengers a “chaotic” experience, he said, partly because the security required in a post-Sept. 11, 2001, world has had to be added to buildings that were erected over several decades. One such building, the landmarked Marine Air Terminal, was used for international travel by seaplanes in the 1940s.
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