Dattner Architects is excited to be the Architect on the team for the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey’s $1.24 billion contract to design and build John F. Kennedy International Airport’s Central Terminal Area Roadways, Utilities and Ground Transportation Center (GTC) in Queens, New York. Parsons Corporation is serving as lead designer to the Skanska Halmar JFK Joint Venture. The project is a key part of the $19 billion public-private transformation of JFK into a world-class airport. When complete, it will dramatically improve access to the airport by simplifying the existing complex roadway network, providing easier to navigate access to terminals with improved frontage areas, and building a new ground transportation center for passengers to connect to taxis, for-hire vehicles, mass transit and parking.
The design-build project consists of the design and construction of the on-airport roadway transportation network which includes roadway reconfiguration, maintenance and protection of traffic, intuitive wayfinding and enhanced traffic technologies, at-grade pavement, retaining walls and bridges as well as utility relocations and upgrades. The project will improve user connectivity and access to the surrounding terminals. Also included, is the design and construction of a modern Ground Transportation Center which features:
- 1,950-space multi-level vehicle parking facility equipped with electric vehicle charging stations and an eco-conscious timber façade
- 400-foot-long elevated pedestrian bridge with pedestrian canopies
- Rainwater harvesting facility
- Energy-efficient provisions for solar paneling
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