New York’s Governor Andrew Cuomo just announced that the John F. Kennedy International Airport will be getting an extensive $10 million overhaul. The airport was first built in the 1940’s as the Idlewild Airport and was changed to JFK in 1963 a month after the president was assassinated.
“When it was built, it was ahead of its time. Now, time has passed us by.”
The renovation will include redevelopment to the infrastructure, the building of new terminals, renovating current terminals so that they are connected more efficiently, and adding more direct transportation so that people can get to the airport taking fewer trains.
Gary LaBarbera, the president of the Building and Construction Trades Council of Greater New York spoke out about the added job opportunities as well.
“Today’s announcement will not only make JFK Airport a model transportation hub worldwide, but it also will create thousands of middle-class construction jobs with good wages and benefits.”