Archinect - News 2015-11-29T16:19:33-05:00 A new LaGuardia is the "airport that New York deserves", says Gov. Cuomo Justine Testado 2015-07-30T15:00:00-04:00 >2015-07-30T17:51:58-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="271" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>'We are transforming LaGuardia into a globally-renowned, 21st century airport that is worthy of the city and state of New York. It&rsquo;s the perfect metaphor for what we can achieve with the ambition and optimism and energy that made this the Empire State in the first place, and I want to thank our many partners for joining us to build the airport that New York deserves.' &mdash; Gov. Cuomo</p></em><br /><br /><p>New York Governor Andrew Cuomo alongside Vice President Joe Biden officially unveiled the proposed design for the new LaGuardia Airport earlier this week. The $4 billion revamp will transform the airport into a single, structurally unified main terminal, including expanded transportation access and increased taxiway space, and new top-notch passenger amenities.</p><p>The overhaul aims to alleviate the air-ground congestion and gate delays that have long plagued the airport&nbsp;&mdash; to the point where Biden previously described it as a place one would find in <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">"some third world country"</a>. According to <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">a report</a> by the Governor&rsquo;s Airport Master Plan Advisory Panel, the LaGuardia Airport is "consistently rated as among the worst airports in the world".</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>Groundbreaking of the first half of the project is expected to start in 2016, once the Board of Directors of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey grants final approval. The first half is expected to open to passengers in 2019, and full completion...</p> Port Authority reveals plan to sell World Trade Center site Alexander Walter 2014-12-29T12:50:00-05:00 >2015-01-05T18:28:58-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="774" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Govs. Andrew Cuomo and Chris Christie have turned to a familiar idea in their pledge to reform the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey: selling its real estate. A report released over the weekend highlights a plan to sell off many of the agency&rsquo;s sprawling property holdings, by far the most notable of which is the World Trade Center site in lower Manhattan. That concept has long been pushed within the agency, and it has been implemented gradually over the past decade and a half.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> PATH/Fail: The Story of the World’s Most Expensive Train Station Archinect 2013-05-24T18:56:00-04:00 >2013-06-18T04:27:36-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>At $3.74 billion, plus another $200 million in contingencies, the &ldquo;Transportation Hub&rdquo; at the World Trade Center&mdash;not even the busiest station in the Financial District&mdash;will be far and away the most expensive train station built in modern history. The Hub, as it&rsquo;s known in Port Authority speak, will be the crowning artistic statement of the World Trade Center complex, perhaps the last grand gesture at a site that was supposed to be full of them.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> Terminal ports: of gigantic machines and containerized automation Nam Henderson 2012-10-05T11:33:00-04:00 >2012-10-05T13:05:04-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="331" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Terminal workers speak a florid corporate language of &ldquo;space optimization&rdquo; and &ldquo;key performance indicators.&rdquo; Longshoremen click computer mice and complain about Microsoft Windows as everyone else in the white-collar world does.</p></em><br /><br /><p> <img alt="" src=""></p> <p> Over the weekend Alan Feuer, took readers along on a tour of the six container terminals belonging to the&nbsp;The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. The visit gave him an opportunity to report on how the; infrastructural-logistical pressures of a post-Panamax infrastructure, along with long terms trends towards containerization, have resulted in a loss from 35,000 longshoremen to today 3,500 working at the ports.</p>