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JFK's Iconic TWA Terminal Reopens as Vintage Hotel by Beyer Blinder Belle

09:00 - 20 May, 2019
JFK's Iconic TWA Terminal Reopens as Vintage Hotel by Beyer Blinder Belle, © TWA Hotel/David Mitchell
© TWA Hotel/David Mitchell

The TWA Hotel has opened at JFK Airport in New York. Centered on the careful restoration of Eero Saarinen’s landmark 1962 former Trans World Airlines terminal, the hotel features 512 soundproof guest rooms, restaurants, and retail outlets. The project was led by Beyer Blinder Belle Architects & Planners, with two new hotel wings designed by LUBRANO CIAVARRA Architects and Stonehill Taylor, and a 50,000 square meter events center by INC Architecture & Design.

© TWA Hotel/David Mitchell © TWA Hotel/David Mitchell © TWA Hotel/David Mitchell © Christopher Payne/Esto + 24

Updated $13 Billion Plans for New York JFK Airport Overhaul Released

09:00 - 11 October, 2018
Updated $13 Billion Plans for New York JFK Airport Overhaul Released, via Governor of New York
via Governor of New York

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has unveiled an updated $13 billion plan to transform John F. Kennedy International Airport into a “world-class 21st-century airport.” The scheme will add two major international terminals at the North and South sides, increasing airport capacity by 4 million square feet and 15 million annual passengers.

The plans are derived from a 2017 masterplan led by Grimshaw Architects and Mott MacDonald, which sought to combine the airport’s eight disparate terminal sites into one unified system.

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Hotel Transformation of Saarinen's TWA Terminal Tops Out

12:00 - 17 December, 2017
Hotel Transformation of Saarinen's TWA Terminal Tops Out, TWA Hotel flag and American Flag raised to the top of the north hotel structure. Image © Max Touhey
TWA Hotel flag and American Flag raised to the top of the north hotel structure. Image © Max Touhey

Construction on the transformation of Eero Saarinen’s iconic TWA Flight Center into the new TWA Hotel has hit major milestone, as the project has now topped out.

Future TWA Hotel Grand Ballroom. Image © Max Touhey Workers and partners fill the Saarinen terminal building at the topping out event. Image © Max Touhey MCR CEO Tyler Morse and Turner Construction's Rick Faustini and Gary McAssey standing next to the north hotel tower crane with ceremonial flags. Image © Max Touhey Workers pour concrete on top floor of north hotel structure. Image © Max Touhey + 11

New TWA Lounge Opens as Construction Moves Forward on Hotel Transformation

14:00 - 29 September, 2017
New TWA Lounge Opens as Construction Moves Forward on Hotel Transformation, The TWA lounge at 1WTC. Image © Jesse David Harris
The TWA lounge at 1WTC. Image © Jesse David Harris

A new space has been given a retro makeover while a historic one is racing towards modernization as work continues on the transformation of Eero Saarinen’s iconic TWA Terminal into a luxury hotel and event space.

Just completed is the TWA Lounge, a satellite space for the hotel located on the 86th floor of One World Trade Center. Part gallery, part mock-up, the Lounge space recreates the look and feel of the original terminal down to the smallest detail.

The sunken lounge carpeted in Chili Pepper Red, the signature color created by Saarinen for the TWA Flight Center. The custom Solari© split-flap analog display, manufactured in Udine, Italy, shows flight departures. Image © Emily Gilbert Reception desk modeled after Jet Age city center TWA ticket counters created by iconic mid-century industrial designer Raymond Loewy. Image © Emily Gilbert Hotel rendering. Image Courtesy of MCR Development View of north hotel wing foundation. Image Courtesy of MCR Development + 27

New York Plans $10 Billion Renovation of JFK Airport

14:20 - 6 January, 2017
New York Plans $10 Billion Renovation of JFK Airport, Courtesy of State of New York
Courtesy of State of New York

New York City’s busiest airport is about to receive a major overhaul.

Proposed by New York governor Andrew Cuomo, the plan calls for a $10 billion renovation to New York City’s busiest airport, transforming the facility into a “a unified, interconnected, world-class’ complex.”

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Photographer Max Touhey Gives a Rare Glimpse Inside Eero Saarinen's TWA Flight Center

12:00 - 3 July, 2015
Photographer Max Touhey Gives a Rare Glimpse Inside Eero Saarinen's TWA Flight Center, © Max Touhey for Curbed NY
© Max Touhey for Curbed NY

Currently under renovation in order to turn its soaring shell into a hotel, Eero Saarinen's iconic TWA Flight Center has been off limits to the public since 2001. However last week, while a team of digital preservationists were making scans of the swooping curves of the building's interior, photographer Max Touhey was allowed access, camera in hand, to catalog the building's mid-century elegance. The photoset, published in full on Curbed NY, shows the building in a generally good condition considering its decade-long slumber. Read on after the break for a selection of these images.

© Max Touhey for Curbed NY © Max Touhey for Curbed NY © Max Touhey for Curbed NY © Max Touhey for Curbed NY + 10

Seen From Above: Jeffrey Milstein Captures the Art of Airport Design

01:00 - 3 April, 2013
Newark Liberty International Airport © Jeffrey Milstein
Newark Liberty International Airport © Jeffrey Milstein


Inspired by a childhood spent filming planes at LAX with an 8-millimeter videocamera, New York photographer and former Berkeley architecture student Jeffrey Milstein has turned his fascination for aviation into a career. Typically known for photographing the underbellies of aircrafts, Milstein's latest series captures the artistic composition and elaborate array of patterns formed by airports and only seen from above. He describes this series as revealing "the patterns, layering and complexity of cities, and the circulation patterns for travel, such as waterways, roads, and airports that grow organically over time much like a living organism."