Do not fear, your Property Portal is here! This week we respond to the news that JFK International Airport is due to have a $10 billion revamp (a much needed one) to improve the transport and efficiency of the terminals. Of course we also wrap up the biggest headlines to hit property & architecture in the New Year.
The USA’s busiest airport, the John F Kennedy International Airport in New York, is set to undergo a $10 billion revamp to improve the ease of travel for passengers. The plans involve the creation of unified terminal buildings that would allow easier transfers for those on connecting flights and also improved transport links within the airport. New York governor Andrew Cuomo said, “for far too long, JFK has fallen short of today’s global standards…There are overcrowded facilities, confusing on-airport roadways, and poor airport accessibility. In fact, JFK ranks 59th among the world’s top 100 airports”. He stated these changes will, “transform the airport for the 21st century”. Having experienced how hectic and slow JFK airport can be, HEKKTA certainly approves!
The UK’s first gin hotel has opened in west London. The hotel has been opened by Portobello Road Gin and will contain a museum, a distillery and a cocktail bar. HEKKTA would love to try it out.
China have been the hub of property and architecture activity in recent weeks and this trend doesn’t look like ending as US firm Kohn Pedersen Fox complete China’s second tallest skyscraper, the CTF Finance Centre, which is located in Guangzhou’s Zhujiang New Town. The 530-metre skyscraper is second only to the new Shanghai Tower and is the fifth tallest in the world. The tower will be used for offices mainly containing a conference centre and also a hotel, a shopping centre and a viewing deck.