Redeveloped Drainage at LaGuardia Airport
The $8 billion rebuilding of New York City’s LaGuardia Airport is more than just a major renovation. It’s really the creation of a stateof-art facility that includes new terminals, roads, parking lots, garages, plus retail shops and restaurants. Along with the aboveground work, an underground stormwater drainage system is being constructed using about 10 miles of two types of thermoplastic pipe during Phase I of the project. Scheduled to be completed in 2022, the $4 billion Phase I focuses mainly on Terminal B, the 1.3 million-square-foot central terminal with 35 gates. The Delta Airlines terminal will be rebuilt in Phase II.
Taking the nearly 80-year-old airport from third-world status, as described by former Vice President Joseph Biden, to a premium destination that could qualify for LEED Gold Certification is not an easy feat, especially since the airport will remain in operation during construction.