Rampart From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 3139 posts, RR: 6 Posted (8 years 7 months 1 week 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 4724 times:
While only a limited number of you might actually have seen the news report, maybe some of you have heard elsewhere, and it's an interesting topic in general. I didn't see anything recent on the forum index.
Channel 7 (ABC local) News in New York City was to do a feature story last week on a proposal for a major replacement airport for New York City. I didn't catch the story, nor have I seen mention of it elsewhere. Anyone know about it?
Acidradio From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 1874 posts, RR: 10
Reply 1, posted (8 years 7 months 1 week 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 4674 times:
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So how many airports can they cram into the NYC airspace? Isn't it already a disaster as it is? What more do they want? Unless they are thinking about say, building something to replace BOTH JFK and LGA then getting rid of those two. But that is about as extreme as it could get. Somehow I HIGHLY doubt that would happen.
Superhub From Hong Kong, joined Jan 2006, 478 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (8 years 7 months 1 week 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 4607 times:
Quoting Iowaman (Reply 4): Get rid of JFK and LGA, and build an airport with about 8 parallels with quad CATIII approaches, and that should take care of some delays. Don't ask me where to build it though.
Out into the sea off JFK. It will link to EWR via an express train, stopping at Queens, Manhattan (Grand Central?) on the way, at a place where people can transfer to the subway easily.
A new 8-lane highway will be constructed to the new airport. Because JFK is nearby, the Airtrain will be extended to the new airport.
This is my dream. But the probability of that happening in real life is 0.
Your not going to build an airport in the open Ocean, especially in the Atlantic Ocean. The airport would have worse delays because of fog, swells, Nor-easters etc..
The new airport the Port Authority is studying would supplement or replace Teterboro which has had a few widely publicized incidents lately. The new airport would not be a International airport, it might not even be Commercial.
ME AVN FAN From Switzerland, joined May 2002, 13920 posts, RR: 25
Reply 8, posted (8 years 7 months 1 week 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 4271 times:
Quoting Iowaman (Reply 4): Don't ask me where to build it though. Wink
Suggest to build the new super-airport into the Jamaica Bay, filling it up, and integrating the "old" JFK. A network of express-trains should link NewYorkBay (as the new name should be) with various areas around, including places in Connecticut, NewJersey and Philadelphia. The cargo-terminal and customs-free-zone should be complemented by a small freight harbour for shipping-lines interested in a swift transfer of sea-cargo onto airfreighters operating farther into the continent.
LTBEWR From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 13116 posts, RR: 12
Reply 9, posted (8 years 7 months 1 week 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 4263 times:
IF it is to replace TEB, it is because of the number of incidents over the last year getting all the residential NIMBY's rilled up in nearby towns. Several years ago, an a/c trying to land at TEB crashed into a house destroying it, as well as the infimous Feb 2, 2005 crash off the north end into a warehouse. I would suspect that biz jet operators and their big time corp owners would have a fit over closing TEB claiming it would hurt business in the region and put pressure on the politicans to not do it.
Spacecadet From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 3629 posts, RR: 12
Reply 10, posted (8 years 7 months 1 week 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 4227 times:
Quoting Mir (Reply 6): Oh it could easily happen. All you need is a few billion dollars.
Uh, yeah, that'll maybe buy you a runway.
For a whole new airport and the infrastructure to support it, try something more along the lines of $100 billion or so.
It will never happen. Nor does it even need to, and nor could it, really. There's about as much capacity at NY airports as there is in NY airspace, so building a new airport would accomplish basically nothing.
I'm tired of being a wanna-be league bowler. I wanna be a league bowler!
Pdpsol From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 1116 posts, RR: 5
Reply 11, posted (8 years 7 months 1 week 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 4224 times:
Quoting ME AVN FAN (Reply 8): Suggest to build the new super-airport into the Jamaica Bay, filling it up, and integrating the "old" JFK. A network of express-trains should link NewYorkBay (as the new name should be) with various areas around, including places in Connecticut, NewJersey and Philadelphia.
This idea is INSANE! Such a ridiculous project would destroy the fragile eco-system in Jamaica Bay and represent a huge waste of taxpayer resources. "Fill in" Jamaica Bay? Are you smoking crack? I have never heard of such an absurd idea.
The days of Robert Moses paving over miles of New York City and Long Island are OVER! New Yorkers do not want and do not NEED a mega-JFK extending into Jamaica Bay. JFK can easily expand its current facilities and greatly grow its traffic without such outlandish projects.
STT757 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 16872 posts, RR: 51
Reply 12, posted (8 years 7 months 1 week 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 4189 times:
Quoting ME AVN FAN (Reply 8): The cargo-terminal and customs-free-zone should be complemented by a small freight harbour for shipping-lines interested in a swift transfer of sea-cargo onto airfreighters operating farther into the continent.
You can't get large vessels into Jamaica bay because of the shallow waters and the MTA Subway bridges which would block large traffic, Jamaica Bay is an estuary not a Harbor.
Nycfly75 From Italy, joined Aug 2005, 759 posts, RR: 9
Reply 14, posted (8 years 7 months 1 week 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 4187 times:
I live in Howard Beach, near JFK...getting a new international airport here is so far down the list of priorities here that it would not happen for decades even if the idea were true...There are so many backward thinking NIMBY's here that that alone would stop the idea dead in its tracks....remember we couldnt even get the Olympic Stadium approved after a very rough public and politcal 2 year process..I dont want to imagine what the airport approval process would be like. For now New York's priorities are:
Rebuilding Ground Zero.
Expanding rail connections.
Building a new stadiums for the Mets and Yankees
A new Arena Devlopment for the Nets in Brooklyn.
Besides, as Pdpsol said, JFK has room to expand on its current acreage.
Rampart From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 3139 posts, RR: 6
Reply 17, posted (8 years 7 months 1 week 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 3907 times:
So I guess nobody saw the news feature I referred to. It may have had something to do with a new GA reliever airport, I can't say, though that has been in the news recently.
I don't have a clue where they might build a new major airport. An offshore airport would be risky on the Atlantic side, but I wonder if a Long Island Sound version would work (ignoring NIMBYs and assuming environmental consequences would be mediated)?
My personal plan is to put the length of I-95 that's adjacent to EWR in a tunnel, build another long parallel runway over it with enough separation to allow increased activity in bad weather. Then, close the crosswind runway and expand the terminals in that direction. Even more radical, take a rectangle of land east of I-95, in the Newark/Elizabeth ports, and build a new runway and intermodal cargo facility connected to the port. Then, move all the cargo ops on the north and south end to the east side, and make room for more terminal expansion north and south. However, port facilities are a huge economy and we couldn't afford to lose them. And, I'd hate to lose IKEA, and miss watching takeoffs and landings from their cafeteria view!