I passed through the new terminal B at La Guardia last week for the first time since the reconstruction was completed.
It is a very pleasant experience, they did a lovely job of modifying the old terminal.
I am sure most of you have read about the intention of getting away from the old style terminal and making a modern airy space and oh, how well they succeeded.
Arrival at gate 20:
I arrived at gate 20 and saw that the plane was heading to Dallas.
This is the waiting area near gate 20, all the space in the world available.
Here is where you leave this section of the terminal and head across the bridge. Look at the height of the ceilings.
Crossing the bridge:
The bridge from the arrivals and departures hall across the taxiway to the gates.
Lovely view of the planes at the gates and taxiing out to the runway.
The display fountain:
This is a concentration and distribution area around the water feature. It puts on regular displays using lights, colors and water.
Many stores and restaurants in this area.
Lovely Christmas theme with the fountain at work.
Another walkway with restaurant and rest rooms.
The (mens) restrooms:
Talking about restrooms this is one of the mens restrooms in the new terminal. Very elegant and tidy, a really nice design.
Large size with a lot of cubicles. Elegant washbasins.
The arrivals hall:
The arrivals hall with even higher ceilings.
Artistic feature wall mural.
Arrivals hall from the entrance to the building.
Once through the arrivals hall this area will get you on the way to your correct gate.
A display advertising what is good in New York State.
The redesign is great. The ceilings are amazing, the stores and restaurants are lovely, especially around the display fountain, the restrooms are also lovely.
All in all a very successful redesign. After Terminal 1 in San Francisco and this one at La Guardia things are really looking up for modernizing the older US terminals.
Here’s hoping for more such upgrades around New York.