Final beam raised for Newark Airport’s new terminal

Final beam raised for Newark Airport’s new terminal


IN FREEPORT, I’M STACEY SAGER, CHANNEL 7 EYEWITNESS NEWS. >>>A MILESTONE TODAY IN THE CONSTRUCTION OF A NEW $2.7 BILLION TERMINAL AT NEWARK AIRPORT. TODAY WORKERS INSTALL THE GIANT EXTERIOR STEEL BEAM ON TERMINAL 1 AND IT WILL BE 20% BIGGER THAN TERMINAL A IT WILL REPLACE THEM PROMISES TO HAVE MODERN TRAVEL CONVENIENCES. WE GO TO ANTHONY JOHNSON. >>Reporter: WHAT A DIFFERENCE A YEAR MAKES. THE STEEL BEAM SIGNED BY THE GOVERNOR, PORT AUTHORITY OFFICIALS AND POLITICAL LEADERS IS THE FINAL PIECE TO COMPLETE PHASE 1 OF THE NEW TERMINAL. THE GOVERNOR SAID THE PROJECT IS IMPORTANT TO THE STATE BECAUSE MANY BUSINESSES INTERESTED IN COMING TO JERSEY WANT TO SEE A STATE-OF-THE-ART AIRPORT WHEN THEY ARRIVE AT NEWARK LIBERTY. >>THIS IS A REALLY GOOD DAY FOR NEWARK LIBERTY AND A GREAT DAY FOR THE PORT AUTHORITY AND EXTRAORDINARILY GOOD DAY FOR THE GREAT STATE OF NEW JERSEY. >>Reporter: IT GOT OFF THE GROUND MUST OCTOBER 15 AND IT JUST A LITTLE OVER A YEAR, THE IRON SKELETON WHICH RESEMBLES A CHARACTER FROM STAR WARS IS COMPLETE. >>BOTH SIDES WORK WELL TOGETHER AND THAT IS WHAT’S IMPORTANT. WHEN WE DON’T COMPETE WITH EACH OTHER BUT WE COOPERATE. >>Reporter: THE WORK MOVES INTO PHASE 2 AS A $2.7 BILLION PROJECT MAKES ITS WAY CLOSER TO COMPLETION. IT WILL REPLACE TERMINAL A WHICH IS SMALLER AND LOOKS AND FEELS OLD. ONCE THE NEW TERMINAL IS FINISHED TRAVELERS WILL SEE MORE AMENITIES, MORE RESTROOMS, RESTAURANTS AND STORES. THE PORT AUTHORITY SAID THE TOPPING OFF CEREMONY PROVES THE COMMITMENT TO MAKE THE REGION A 21ST-CENTURY TRANSPORTATION LEADER. >>WE ARE COMMITTED TO GETTING THIS PROJECT DONE ON TIME AND ON BUDGET AND IT’S ONLY THE BEGINNING. >>Reporter: THE NEW TER

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