Out with Central Park, in with an airport JUL 21 2009
This is amazing (or an elaborate joke)...a group of crackpots called The Manhattan Airport Foundation want to replace "underutilized" Central Park with an international airport.
Public dollars helped create Central Park in the 1850s. And public responsibility dictates that we transform this underutilized asset into something we so desperately need today. Manhattan Airport will prove New York City no longer allows it's vestigial prewar cityscape to languish in irrelevance but instead reinvents these spaces with a daring and inspired bravado truly befitting one of the world's great cities. The moment is now.
And about those special Central Park landmarks?
Under the current plan the Imagine mosaic and Strawberry Fields will be preserved however they will be located indoors within the main terminal concourse. Tavern on the Green will be given the option of applying for a franchisee lease in the concourse food court.