Walsh Construction has announced that it joined joint venture partner Skanska USA, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo and the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey to celebrate the unveiling of LaGuardia Airport´s new Arrivals and Departures Hall in Terminal B (Headhouse), the company said.
Walsh Construction and Skanska USA, operating as the design-build joint venture of Skanska-Walsh, in partnership with HOK and WSP, was brought on by LaGuardia Gateway Partners, the private developer and operator of Terminal B, for the design and construction of the new 850,000-square-foot Headhouse.
The four-level Headhouse is the new main entrance for passengers traveling through LaGuardia Airport´s Terminal B, featuring 60-foot-tall ceilings and a glass façade that fills the hall with natural light. The first floor is reserved for ground transportation arrivals, floor two houses the arrivals hall and baggage claim, with passenger check-in located on the third level, and concourse bridges, retail and restaurants reside on the fourth level.
The Headhouse design allows airport customers and employees a seamless integration with the new west parking garage, new concourses, and the Central Hall, which is currently under construction and will connect to Terminal C.
Walsh Construction is a part of The Walsh Group, which provides design, build, finance, operation and activation services throughout the building, transportation and water markets.