NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Monday introduced a plan to redesign and rebuild LaGuardia Airport, replacing the cramped, outdated hub with a unified terminal that will have more than double the space.
“LaGuardia is ‘un-New York,'” Cuomo said. “LaGuardia is slow, it’s dated, it is a terrible front-door entrance way to New York. It is a lost opportunity. It is almost universally decried as a poor representation of an airport, let alone a New York airport.”READ MORE: 3 Teens Charged In Manhattan Subway Attacks, Police Release Video Of New Suspect Believed To Be Group's Lookout
He said the current airport is a collection of cramped terminals with high volume and low ceilings. It conveniently located, but run-down and shabby compared to other airports, CBS2’s Lou Young reports.
“This is the greatest city in the world,” Biden said Monday. “It requires a 21st century infrastructure.”