LaGuardia Won’t Look This Good by 2021

March 19, 2014 | Andy Cush

The design firm Neoscape created these renderings of a futuristic LaGuardia to show what the dilapidated airport might look like in a few years with a little TLC. “This comprehensive vision integrates a modern, efficient and innovative design, including the striking all-glass facade, into La Guardia’s main terminal,” said Joseph Sitt, chairman of Global Gateway Alliance, the advocacy group that commissioned the images.

The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, which operates the beleaguered airport, hopes to renovate it by 2021, and will pick a firm to design the new LaGuardia soon. Don’t get me wrong, they could do worse than Neoscape’s design, which would give the complex a larger footprint and space for a hypothetical airport subway line. But given the state of affairs at the Port Authority, it seems unlikely anything like it will happen any time soon.

(Image: Global Gateway Alliance)