2. A Proposed Design Would Have Expand LGA Airport over Rikers Island


RethinkNYC was one of the proposals submitted in response to Governor Cuomo’s design competition for LaGuardia Airport. It’s not a proposal that is undergoing political consideration at the moment but it aimed to expand LaGuardia Airport and connect it to the Port Morris Trunk line to make it more accessible to mass transit. At the same time, it would require the closure of Rikers Island, a case gaining more and more support in recent years. ReThinkNYC is by Jim Venturi, the son of architects Denise Scott Brown and Robert Venturi, who among others, made famous the Long Island Duck.