For Two Days Only TWA Terminal Re-Opens Its Doors

In 2001, Eero Saarinen's famed TWA Terminal in John F. Kennedy International Airport closed after American Airlines bought the airline out. Completed in 1962, this terminal is now rarely accessible by the public.
October 13, 2011, 1pm PDT | David Zeetser
Share Tweet LinkedIn Email Comments

Every Year, Open House New York (OHNY) gives back to New Yorkers by granting them access to locations many hardly ever see. On October 15th and 16th, New Yorkers will have access to the TWA Terminal at John F. Kennedy International Airport which has been closed since 2001.

According to Jane Levere, this years OHNY is a celebration of architecture and design throughout the five boroughs and is expected to draw a record 200,000 participants. All of the weekend's more than 300 activities are meant to unlock New York and provide rare access to sites, tours, talks and special performances that exemplify the city's diverse and culturally rich, man-made environment.

"When completed, the TWA Terminal was an icon of modern design and the golden age of jet travel. But the terminal was considered obsolete with the advent of jumbo jet aircraft, and later decommissioned and closed to the public," says Levere.

Full Story:
Published on Thursday, October 13, 2011 in BBC
Share Tweet LinkedIn Email