An Open House at TWA Flight Center

November 15th, 2011, byJeremy Freed

Photo: Telstar Logistics, via Flickr

Admittedly, this is old news, but since it’s “new news” to me, I figured it was still worth sharing.

Last month, during Open House NYC, JFK Airport’s legendary TWA Flight Center was opened to the public for the first time since restoration efforts began. The terminal, designed by Finnish-American architect Eero Saarinen, first opened its doors in 1962 and is defined by its graceful, sweeping, modernist architecture. Called the “Grand Central of the jet age,” the space is a celebration of all that was great and glamorous about air travel in the 1960s, a zeitgeist currently gaining popularity in TV shows like Mad Men and Pan Am.

Check out stunning photos of the in-progress restoration here, via Gothamist.

Plans are also in the works to build an adjacent boutique hotel, with Donald Trump and Andre Balazs both showing interest in the historic space.

Last modified: November 27, 2011 at 12:25 pm