JFK AIRPORT WILL RECEIVE $10 BILLION OVERHAUL

January 5, 2017 The Unbiased Writer

jfk-airport-overhaul-designJohn F. Kennedy International Airport is set to receive a $10 billion USD overhaul, to transform the major hub into ‘a unified, interconnected, world-class’ complex. Announced by New York‘s Governor Andrew Cuomo, the massive project will also improve road access and expand rail mass transit to meet projected passenger growth. The JFK redesign will be funded by up to $7 billion USD of private investment, along with another $1.5-$2 billion from New York’s state department of transportation. The plans include an expansion of newer terminals and the redevelopment and relocation of older terminals. An emphasis will be placed on amenities within the airport, with fine dining options, duty-free shopping and retail, and conference and meeting room facilities. Technology updates will include facial recognition and video tracking software, as part of the development for security reasons. JFK welcomes more international passengers to the US than any other airport in the country, and is expected to grow over the next decades, to 75 million by 2030, and 100 million passengers by 2050. Check out the renderings below: jfk-airport-overhaul-design2jfk-airport-overhaul-design3jfk-airport-overhaul-design4

 

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