Design of a new blast resistant, insulated, glass cable wall system for the major transformation of LaGuardia Airport in New York into a new world class facility.

LaGuardia Airport will undergo a major transformation into a world-class facility which will include a future air train, increased taxi-ways and best-in-class passenger amenities. The first phase of redevelopment of LaGuardia, includes demolishing the Central Terminal Building and creating a new central entry portal to the airport and unifying previously unconnected terminals.

Eckersley O’Callaghan is involved in the engineering of the glass cable wall system for the main terminal building. The system comprises insulated glass units with aluminium frames installed on a system of vertical cables via clamps. The cable glass wall system is designed to meet onerous criteria of blast resistance.

By engineering “fuse” connections that will undergo plastic yielding in the event of a blast, the energy is absorbed and limited in its transfer into the building structure.

Our scope also includes the concourses to the rear of the building which have a steel fin and glazed aluminium cassette system.

New York

Skanska Walsh Project CM