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Cuomo Announces Plan for $13-Billion Transformation of JFK International

Bianca Bahamondes Bianca Bahamondes

Cuomo Announces Plan for $13-Billion Transformation of JFK International
Plans were just unveiled for John F. Kennedy International Airport’s new $13-billion renovations.

Governor Cuomo announced today that JFK will undergo a historic $13-billion transformation. The largest add-on to the airport will be two brand new, major international terminals. This is expected to add another 4-million-square-feet to the north and south sides of the airport.

According to the press release from the governor’s office, this addition will “increase airport’s capacity by at least 15 million passengers annually.” Of the $13-billion record investment, $12-billion of it came from private funding. Governor Cuomo said during the announcement:

“While leaders in Washington talk about investing in infrastructure, we’re actually doing it at historic levels and the transformation of JFK Airport into a 21st century transportation hub will ensure New York remains the nation’s front door to the world. This historic investment to modernize JFK Airport and the surrounding transportation network will not only ease travel through this major hub, but it will ensure JFK joins the ranks as one of the finest airports in the world.”

Along with the two new anchor terminals, renovations will include world-class passenger amenities, expanded taxiway and gate capacity, state-of-the-art security, streamlined roadway access, and centralized ground transportation options. The entire project won’t be completed until 2025, but the new gates will be ready in 2023. Here are the renderings of what the airport will look like once the transformation is complete:

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Images courtesy of Governor Cuomo’s office