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Pan-Am Terminal at JFK: Save or Scrap?

Paul Goldberger weighs in on the shaky future of the architectural gems at JFK (which includes Eero Saarinen’s TWA Terminal), saying, “Like the Worldport, TWA is unworkable as a modern airport terminal. Both buildings are tiny by today’s standards, and there’s no place for security equipment except in the middle of the space, where it obliterates any sense of the architecture. But their small size also means that they don’t take up all that much real estate, and they ought to be usable as something other than as places where people get on and off airplanes—as restaurants and shops, say, or as a museum.” What do you think? Save or scrap?

Cite:Becky Quintal. "Pan-Am Terminal at JFK: Save or Scrap?" 02 Jul 2013. ArchDaily. Accesed . <http://www.archdaily.com/397304/pan-am-terminal-at-jfk-save-or-scrap/>