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Remember when two years ago Vice President Joe Biden compared LaGuardia Airport to “third world” airport. The good news is that a $3.6 billion construction project has been approved to upgrade the airport and bring an entirely new central terminal. The safety problem comes from the fact that pilots have to be careful in not interfering with flights from the other two airports servicing the area – John F. Kennedy Airport and Newark Liberty Airport in neighboring New Jersey.