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NewsNews • 1 Oct 2020

Eero Saarinen’s iconic TWA Flight Center repurposed as a 21st-century luxury hotel

Completed in 1962, Eero Saarinen’s iconic TWA Flight Center at John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York City received much critical acclaim upon its opening and remains today one of the world’s best-known examples of mid-century modern architecture. From its inception, the building operated continuously as a flight center until its closure in 2002 but was later slated for protection in 2005 when it was placed on the National Register of Historic Places. Subsequently, MCR and MORSE Development won a bid to transform the icon into a 21-st century hotel, which opened its doors in May 2019. Credit: TWA Hotel/David Mitchell A complete restoration of the flight center was undertaken by Beyer Blinder Belle Architects and... More