It looks like 2022 is off to a raring start. We have a lot going on at the airports with construction, redevelopment, tremendous cargo volumes, and increased passenger traffic. While LaGuardia is celebrating their multi-year redevelopment coming in at 90% complete, JFK has had some groundbreakings to mark the start of what’s to come and EWR is getting ready for completing milestones related to the Terminal A redevelopment. Not bad for working through and coming out of a tough time for aviation over the past few years.
While we all get excited to see and use all the new modern and beautiful spaces being erected, it does resonate with some of us about how these airports got their start and what was considered modern and beautiful at the time. The Port Authority and other government and historical agencies have done a great job preserving the most spectacular architectural buildings at JFK, LGA, and EWR. This month’s issue of Metropolitan Airport News will take a look at the crown jewels of each of the airports that have been carefully maintained and are still in use today, in one form or another. Click here to read this month’s feature article by Julia Lauria-Blum Metropolitan Airport Icons.
While we all must move forward, it’s always nice to look back and reminisce or conjure up what travel was like in our area generations ago. If you have time and are in the area for work or pleasure, try to seek out these incredible examples of architecture on our airport properties. You will be glad you did!
With Spring right around the corner, I hope you, your teams, and your families are doing well and remain hopeful for an amazing year ahead. I look forward to seeing you around the airport.