The new Terminal One will be built on the sites of the current Terminal One and Terminal Two, as well as the former Terminal Three, which was demolished in 2014. It’s a key part of the overarching $18 billion redevelopment underway at JFK Airport.
At the Terminal One groundbreaking event, Hochul expressed delight about the launch of construction on the project.
“Right now you go through a place like Penn Station and the former LaGuardia and… you just wanted to look down. You shuffled along, you know, just kind of in the masses,” said Hochul in a transcript of remarks from the ceremony. “Now, when you come through our airports, you see beautiful artwork that lifts the spirit, lifts the soul… It is a transformative, positive, very human experience.”