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New Pavilion At LAX To Be Named For Villaraigosa

LOS ANGELES ( — The new central hall of the LAX international terminal will be named after Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, Los Angeles World Airports announced Sunday.

Airport commissioners will officially vote Tuesday on the honor, the Daily News reported on its website.

The $1.7 billion expansion of the terminal, named after former mayor Tom Bradley, is about $200 million over budget, according to the Daily News.

Airport officials defend the overruns, noting that the curved, wave-like roofs of the new structure were an ambitious and difficult project.

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