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New TWA Hotel project intends to revive Eero Saarinen’s TWA Flight Center at JFK Airport

United States Architecture News - Dec 08, 2016 - 13:46   16862 views

New TWA Hotel project intends to revive Eero Saarinen’s TWA Flight Center at JFK Airport

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That is the moment Mr. Morse seeks to recapture in his plans to revive the building as the public entrance — with reception desk, restaurants, a nightclub, event space and a food court — leading to a new two-building, six-story, 505-room hotel in the crescent-shaped area between the Saarinen landmark and JetBlue’s Terminal 5.

He even plans to call his $265 million project the TWA Hotel.

Inside the Trans World Flight Center, water would bubble again in Isamu Noguchi’s green marble fountain in the Ambassador Lounge, softly masking the tik-a-tik-a-tik-a-tik-a-tik chatter of a Solari di Udine split-flap display board announcing flight departures and arrivals from an orchidlike sculptural pedestal.....Continue Reading

The building, designed by Eero Saarinen, opened to the public in 1962, and has been out of use since 2001. In May, Storefront for Art and Architecture hosted its 2016 Spring Benefit, Beyond Borders, at TWA Flight Center at JFK Airport.

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