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Construction Industry News: $9.5-billion Terminal to Be Built at JFK International Airport

On September 8, 2022, a groundbreaking ceremony was held at New York City's John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) to kickoff the first phase of a $9.5-billion construction project at the airport (see renderings below). In cooperation with a consortium of private financial sponsors ("New Terminal One"), the Port Authority of NY & NJ announced the start of construction on a new, state-of-the-art, 2.4-million-sf international terminal which will be located on the south side of JFK. The project is expected to create 10,000 jobs, including 6,000 jobs in construction.

The new Terminal One will reportedly be more than twice the size of JKF's current Terminal 1 and Terminal 2 combined. The goal of the project is to greatly expand JFK's capacity while also providing customers with a world-class travel experience appropriate for one of the busiest international airports in the world. The project will be built in phases, with Terminal One's new arrivals and departures hall and 14 new gates opening in 2026. By 2030, the Terminal's final nine gates will be completed.

Modern features of the new terminal will include:

  • Bright, airy check-in halls and arrival spaces with high ceilings and lots of natural light (see renderings below)
  • Advanced security technology and state-of-the-art baggage handling systems
  • Twice the number of gates capable of accommodating wide-body aircraft (with 22 of the 23 new gates designed for jumbo-size, modern aircraft often used for international travel)
  • 300,000 square feet of world-class dining and retail space, lounges, indoor green spaces, public art displays, and other family-friendly amenities
  • Sustainable and low-emission features, such as on-site renewable power generation, electric ground support equipment, and modern, energy-efficient lighting and building controls
  • Infrastructure upgrades and improvements including roads, parking, utilities, and a new electrical substation

*Click on the thumbnail images below to see larger artist's renderings for JFK Terminal One.