Friday, July 01, 2005

Governors Island Airport?

With the Port Authority's talk of building a fourth major airport in the NY metro area, it might be interesting to note that Governors Island was once considered a prime site for a municipal airport, back during Mayor LaGuardia's days, prior to the construction of the Queens airport that would bear his name.
While the island is currently up for redevelopment, I doubt they'd consider flying big jets so close to Lower Manhattan these days, but imagine the convenience! Also, the footprint of the island would have to be expanded greatly with land-filling if it were to accommodate the runways and terminals, etc. Compare the size via Google Maps of LaGuardia and Governors at roughly the same scale.

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