JFK’s Newest Terminal Is For The Birds? Literally!


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JFK’s Newest Terminal Is For The Birds? Literally!

…And dogs, cats, horses, and cows. How cool is this? New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport is building a new $48M Animal Terminal called The ARK at JFK. It will be “designed to accommodate the 70,000 pets and livestock that come through the airport every year.” As reported by Wired.com,

“The list of pet services put your neighborhood kennel to shame: The 178,000-square-foot building will include spa-like facilities for dogs and cats, 48 horse stalls, a cattle pen, a veterinary clinic, and space for cargo crews to ferry animals to and from aircraft. The project is expected to cost $48 million before it opens early next year.

The Ark will cater to five particular animals: dogs, cats, horses, cattle, and birds. The dog center, called Paradise 4 Paws, includes a splash pool. Cat Adventure Jungle features climbing trees. Each will provide grooming services and cost around $50 a night per pet.”

JFK's Newest Terminal Is For The Birds? Literally!

Photo courtesy of ARK DEVELOPMENT, LLC

Bottom Line

These facilities definitely appear from the renderings to be pretty luxurious, maybe even nicer than the terminals that we (humans) are used to at JFK! What do you think of this concept?

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