Newark Airport’s $2.7 Billion Terminal A Renovation (Photos) | Morristown Minute
State-of-the-art 1 million square foot terminal with 33 gates represents largest design-build project in New Jersey history; Will generate 2.5,000 jobs and more than $1.9 billion in wages.
Yesterday marked the opening of the new Terminal A, the centerpiece of an airport-wide renaissance designed to make Newark Liberty International Airport a world-class gateway to the New Jersey area and from New York.
The new terminal represents the largest design-build project in New Jersey. The $2.7 billion terminal, which will replace an outdated Terminal A that opened in 1973, features state-of-the-art passenger amenities, dazzling artworkdigital technology and food and retail options supplied by 60 regional, national and global brands, including six retailers in Newark, Elizabeth and Jersey City.
“It is New Jersey’s largest design-build project, creating opportunities within the local community that translate into thousands of jobs to deliver a world-class facility.“, Port Authority Chairman Kevin O’Toole said.
The terminal has approximately 1 million square feet of space and offers 33 gates to accommodate larger aircraft, a modernized common-use check-in area, and security and baggage claim areas that should efficiently handle approximately 13 .6 million passengers per year.
In addition to the new terminal, Newark Liberty’s $3.3 billion redevelopment program also includes a $400 million integrated public parking lot with new centralized rental car facilities and $175 million for street paving. South Aerodrome.
“Today’s unveiling of Terminal A marks the culmination of the largest infrastructure project I have had the honor of overseeing during my administration,” said Governor Murphy. “From unique New Jersey concessions to innovative public art installations and world-class facilities, Terminal A is revolutionizing travel in a state that has always been – and always will be – a model for the rest of the nation to follow. Equally important, while the transformation of Terminal A reinforces Newark Liberty’s status as a regional and international transportation hub, it will also stimulate billions of dollars in economic activity and generate the well-paying jobs that our communities depend on..”
Terminal A is expected to generate more than $4.6 billion in regional economic activity, create more than 2,500 jobs, and provide more than $1.9 billion in wages. As of June 2022, the Terminal A program has awarded 94 sub-contracts to Minority and Women-Owned Businesses (MWBEs) totaling more than $686 million and $213 million for 92 sub-contracts to New Jersey companies.
“Newark Airport’s new Terminal A is a world-class marvel of the 21st century, with state-of-the-art check-in, security and contactless electronic door technology. Public art, iconic concessions and highly original digital displays also create an unmistakable sense of place in New Jersey.“, said Port Authority Executive Director Rick Cotton.
Newark Liberty currently provides employment for approximately 19,250 people directly employed at the airport. It contributes more than $29.3 billion in annual economic activity to the New York-New Jersey metropolitan area, supporting more than 128,000 total jobs and nearly $10.8 billion in annual wages.
The Port Authority has partnered with xovisa Swiss 3D sensor and software engineering company, to equip the new terminal with sensor technology at check-in and security, smart toilets, waypoints and boarding gates – all for help reduce wait times and increase overall efficiency of operations, and improve the customer experience.
inspiring public art will greet passengers as they move through the new terminal, which features the work of 29 local artists with unique art installations that support the Port Authority’s vision of a transformative customer experience providing a distinctive New Jersey sense of place.
The comprehensive public art program is complemented by an immersive digital journey, created by the multimedia studio Factory of the momentwhich captivates passengers with the Garden State’s renowned landmarks, art and innovations through a series of permanent large-scale multimedia installations.
The new terminal also includes a variety of sustainable design initiatives, including integrated solar panels on the curbside glass canopy and roof of the integrated parking structure, new electric buses to support shuttle operations, water-efficient, a “cool roof” and energy-efficient interior lighting and controls.
The new terminal also includes plenty of family-friendly amenities to enhance the overall customer experience. Inspired by many of New Jersey’s greats – Thomas Edison, Bruce Springsteen, Carl Lewis and Patrick Ewing – the children’s playgrounds are themed around music and the arts, science and sports.
In keeping with the beautiful landscapes of New Jersey, the bathrooms are designed with various themes such as the Garden State woodland theme, coastal shorelines, as well as metropolitan chic.
Terminal A offers a variety of seating to meet the needs of today’s passengers who are versatile, including tandem and soft seats, lounges, benches and workstations equipped with charging stations in various areas .
Yesterday’s opening ceremony advances the Port Authority’s vision of transforming Newark Liberty into a world-class gateway for the New Jersey/New York area. The next phase of this transformation will be developed through the work of a newly selected world class airport planner.
The new Terminal A was designed and built by Tutor Perini/Parsons, with work carried out in phases to minimize inconvenience to customers. After the completion of a series of system tests, 21 gates will open later this month and the remaining 12 gates will be fully operational in 2023. Internationally renowned airport operator Munich Airport NJ oversee operations, maintenance and concession functions.
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