Photo: Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa
Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa has received an early retirement gift – the naming of a portion of the new international terminal at the Los Angeles International Airport (LAX).
The 60-year-old Mexican-American mayor will leave office next month after serving as Mayor since 2005. He is the third Mexican-American mayor of the second-largest city in America.
Villaraigosa championed the new international terminal which was approved for construction in 2008 at an estimated cost between $1.5 to $1.7 billion. The new terminal is expected to be completed sometime next year. The new great hall of the Tom Bradley International Terminal will be officially known as “The Antonio R. Villaraigosa Pavilion”.
The naming rights need city’s airport commission approval before becoming official.