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Return of the Jet Age

Landmark Airport Terminal Eyes Revival

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TOP PHOTO BY MAX TOUHEY, RENDERING COURTESY OF MCR DEVELOPMENT

“The TWA Flight Center Hotel will … [return] the landmark to its original glory and [reopen] it to the public.”

— Tyler Morse, CEO of MCR Development, in a statement

Air travel has lost some of its glamour in recent decades. A project to transform the long-vacant Trans World Airlines (TWA) Terminal at John F. Kennedy International Airport aims to bring some of it back. The landmark structure will be renovated and expanded into a hotel, scheduled to open in 2018. The 1962 terminal was designed by neofuturistic architect Eero Saarinen.

The TWA Flight Center Hotel will offer 505 guestrooms, several restaurants and a public observation deck. Plans also call for a museum that would focus on New York as the birthplace of the jet age, the history of TWA and the midcentury modern design movement.

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A rendering of the terminal and the new hotel building behind it. Above, the interior pre-renovation

But first developers will have to modernize the aging mechanical systems of a building that's been mostly empty since 2001.

PROJECT:
TWA Flight Center Hotel

LOCATION:
New York,
New York, USA

BUDGET:
US$265 million

GOVERNMENT AGENCIES
REVIEWING:
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