Demolition crews have removed a building near the entrance of the Greater Binghamton Airport as part of a major modernization project.
Broome County aviation commissioner Mark Heefner said the project to remove the old maintenance building started in early July.
Gorick Construction of Binghamton was awarded a $333,000 contract to tear down the structure.
Heefner said the site where the building stood should be cleared this week. He said the demolition work will make way for a planned Customs and Border Protection facility.
The commissioner said the new building will be in compliance with federal standards and "will make a great first impression" for those traveling to the Greater Binghamton Airport internationally.
Heefner said the Customs and Border Protection unit is for general aviation and not for commercially scheduled travel.
The building is part of the work being made possible by a $32 million state grant that was announced last September.
The terminal renovation portion of the revitalization project is in the design and bidding phase.
The county hopes to receive bids in mid-August so a contract can be awarded and construction can get underway.
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