Every year, Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR) sees millions of passengers pass through its doors for business trips, family visits, vacations, and more. In fact, it’s is one of busiest airports in the New York-New Jersey region. While EWR has three terminals to accommodate traffic, the Port Authority of NY & NJ is looking to renovate and improve its oldest one.
The plans for Terminal A’s renovation, which will cost around $1.4 billion, aim to include more passenger amenities as well as a more efficient check-in system and security screening process. (At our EWR Airport parking company, we’re excited about this renovation.)
The new terminal will be renamed “Terminal One” and is being developed by architecture firm Grimshaw Architects, design firm STV, and contractor Tutor Perini/Parsons. It will be a two-level T-shaped building that will encompass an area of one million square feet and will feature 33 gates. In addition, travelers can expect the design to be sleek and contemporary.
“Newark has a rich architectural history dominated by the modular concrete structures of the existing terminals,” said Grimshaw partner Mark Husser. “Relating to this context while creating a light, modern, steel and glass building with open sight lines and natural light, the new Terminal One will be a world-class gateway serving an ambassadorial role for the New Jersey and New York region, and establish a new trajectory for the future.”
Terminal One will be built just south of where Terminal A currently sits and because authorities expect passenger traffic to increase over the years, it will be created in a way that allows for future expansion, if needed.
“The most successful contemporary airports of today have a clear vision for the future in anticipation of change,” Grimshaw said in a statement. “Terminal One will position EWR to successfully accommodate a rapidly changing industry and unprecedented levels of growth.”
Construction on Terminal One will begin next month and is slated to be operational by 2021, but fully complete by 2022.
*Photo courtesy of ewrredevelopment.com