John F. Kennedy International Airport – International Arrivals Building Terminal 4 / SOM

John F. Kennedy International Airport – International Arrivals Building Terminal 4 / SOM

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  • Architects In Charge : Skidmore Owings & Merrill, Skidmore Owings & Merrill
  • Design Partner Emeritus : David Childs
  • Managing Partner : Anthony Vacchione
  • Planner : Derek Moore
  • Client : JFK IAT Project Team JFK International Airport
  • Baggage Handling : Chermayeff & Geismer Associates
  • Cost Estimating : Hanscomb Associates
  • City : New York
  • Country : United States
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Text description provided by the architects. In 1957, SOM designed the former International Arrivals Building for New York's Idlewild Airport (not ehe John F. Kennedy International Airport). By the mid 1990s, the facility had become cramped and outdated. SOM led a revitalization effort to create a spacious new building that could meet the needs of modern air travel. 

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The resulting terminal - a three- level facility able to serve seven million passengers yearly - reasserted JFK's status as the preeminent gateway to North America. Considered at the time of its completion to be a model terminal for the 21st century, the building embraces efficiency and functionality as exciting elements of the travel experience. 

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The steel-and-glass-span building recalls the tradition of great civi transportation hubs. A sweeping roof with linear skylights admits daylight, saving a considerable amount of energy. The addition of two-level roadways (one for pick-ups, one for drop offs) facilitates a smooth flow of traffic outside the building. Inside, a clear layout and improved signage enable passengers to easily navigate the vast terminal. 

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Cite: "John F. Kennedy International Airport – International Arrivals Building Terminal 4 / SOM" 18 Jan 2019. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/909499/john-f-kennedy-international-airport-nil-terminal-4-som> ISSN 0719-8884

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