Introducing Manhattan Airport

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Submitted by Josh Jasper:


From the Manhattan Airport Foundation Web site:

The Manhattan Airport Foundation is a land-use constituency committed to the immediate development of a viable and centrally-located international air transportation hub in New York City for the benefit of all New Yorkers.

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Mission:

To provide New Yorkers with a viable and centrally-located international air transportation hub. It is our firm conviction that if you cannot bring the people to the airport, you must bring the airport to the people.

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Project Vision:

… Public dollars helped create Central Park in the 1850s. And public responsibility dictates that we transform this underutilized asset into something we so desperately need today. Manhattan Airport will prove New York City no longer allows it's vestigial prewar cityscape to languish in irrelevance but instead reinvents these spaces with a daring and inspired bravado truly befitting one of the world's great cities. The moment is now.

FAQs: Visit here for answers to questions such as:

  • Does New York City really need an airport?
  • What will happen to landmarks such as Cleopatra's Needle, Beethoven and Strawberry Fields?
  • I own an apartment alongside Central Park. What will Manhattan Airport do to my property value?
  • What about the environmental impact of building Manhattan Airport?
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    More on the subject:

  • Architectural Craziness Redux: Meet Manhattan Airport!, Curbed.com, July 21, 2009
  • A Manhattan airport in Central Park? Not really, The Airport Blog, July 21, 2009
  • Does New York Need Another Airport? How About In Manhattan?, Jaunted, July 21, 2009