- Grimshaw Architects, selected to serve as lead design architect for the new $1.4 billion Newark Liberty International Airport terminal, has released the latest design details for the project, according to Dezeen. STV is the lead design firm and the joint venture of Tutor Perini and Parsons Transportation Group is the contractor.
- Terminal One, which will replace Terminal A, will be a T-shaped, two-story structure featuring 1 million square feet and 33 gates. The new terminal will include more amenities, efficient check-in and security screening systems, and will allow for future growth as passenger volume grows and airlines' demand for space increases. It will also include a climate-controlled pedestrian bridge with moving walkways that will allow passengers to travel between the terminal and parking garage, according to the Hackensack Daily Voice.
- The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey expects passenger volume at Liberty to increase by nearly 6 million during the next 20 years. The project is the largest design-build contract in state history.
Airport renovations are underway nationwide, and all three major New York City area airports – Liberty, LaGuardia and John F. Kennedy (JFK) – are getting major facelifts. LaGuardia Airport's Central Terminal B project is being delivered as a public-private partnership (P3) between LGP and the Port Authority, with LGP bearing the responsibility of design, finance, construction and operations. Last summer, former NBA player Earvin "Magic" Johnson became an investor in the project.
A $4 billion terminal project for Delta Airlines is also underway at LaGuardia to revamp the airline's hub there. The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey is contributing $600 million toward that project, and Delta is paying the rest. Crews broke ground on the terminal in August and completion is scheduled for 2021.
JFK is in the early stages of a $10 billion redevelopment, and, in September, the Port Authority enlisted U.K.-based Mott MacDonald to do early engineering and design work. Thus far, the plan is for Mott MacDonald to design connecting terminals, airport roads and parking, as well as a commercial element that includes fine dining and luxury retail.
Private investment in airport development also growing. When New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced the JFK redevelopment more than a year ago, he said the project could draw up to $7 billion in private investment, leaving open the possibility that one or more phases could be delivered using a P3.