La Guardia Airport, whose dilapidated terminals and long, unenviable record of traveler delays have made it a target of jokes and complaints for decades, will be completely rebuilt by 2021, Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. and Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo of New York announced on Monday.
There seemed to be even more unanimity about the need for a better La Guardia, which the governor characterized as “un-New York” because it is “slow, dated” and “almost universally derided.”
Mr. Biden called it outdated, overcrowded and poorly designed but he praised Mr. Cuomo. “I’d like to take him with me and encourage and embolden other governors to do the same thing,” Mr. Biden said of Mr. Cuomo.