The Manhattan Airport Foundation (TMAF) was founded to improve the access to air travel for the inhabitants of central New York. Today one passes several hours in traffic jams before reaching one of the distant airports (JFK, Newark and LaGuardia). Why wouldn´t Manhattan, one of the most densely populated areas in the world, deserve a central airport?
The question is, of course, where they would build it. No problem! There is a big rectangular plot of free space in the middle, 3,41 square kilometers in size, New York´s largest remaining undeveloped parcel of land. It is called Central Park. Most New Yorkers go about once a year to the park, while they need to go to the airport a lot more than that.
And what about the park? No need to worry, all green parts that can be saved, will remain in the middle of the airport layout. It is possible to donate money to the group and join them on Facebook and Twitter. Two design competitions are announced on the website, but you´ll have to be invited to be able compete. A joke? Could it ever become reality? Who knows…
http://viajeaqui.abril.uol.com.br/blog/fim-icone… (in portuguese)