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.

Initial stages of a demolition project at Greater Binghamton Airport on July 7, 2023. Photo provided by Mark Heefner
Initial stages of a demolition project at Greater Binghamton Airport on July 7, 2023. (Photo provided by Mark Heefner)
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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.

Gorick Construction crews working at the site of the Greater Binghamton Airport's old maintenance building on July 18, 2023. (Photo: Bob Joseph/WNBF News)
Gorick Construction crews working at the site of the Greater Binghamton Airport's old maintenance building on July 18, 2023. (Photo: Bob Joseph/WNBF News)
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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.

Broome County aviation commissioner Mark Heefner at Greater Binghamton Airport on July 18, 2023. (Photo: Bob Joseph/WNBF News)
Broome County aviation commissioner Mark Heefner at Greater Binghamton Airport on July 18, 2023. (Photo: Bob Joseph/WNBF News)
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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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