LUBRANO CIAVARRA’s design for the new TWA Hotel at JFK International Airport creates a deferential yet complementary backdrop to the iconic, sculptural masterpiece by Eero Saarinen built in 1962. The firm also developed a site strategy that supports and reconstructs the original intent of a limitless sky plane and endless tarmac.
The TWA Flight Center Hotel at JFK International Airport will preserve the iconic Eero Saarinen terminal, restoring the landmark to its Jet Age splendor for generations to enjoy. Designed to defer to the landmark, the new hotel structures will be set back from the terminal.
Neighboring JetBlue’s Terminal 5 and accessible to all airlines, the TWA Flight Center Hotel at JFK International Airport will deliver a world-class airport hotel to New York, with 505 guestrooms including 483 rooms and 22 suites. The completely privately funded redevelopment will include 40,000 square feet of conference, event and meeting space and 6-8 food and beverage outlets. The anticipated LEED-certified hotel will also have a 10,000 square foot public observation deck.
Built by world-renowned architect Eero Saarinen, the TWA Flight Center opened in 1962, ushered in a new era of jet air travel. Unable to support the size of modern aircraft, the terminal was closed in 2001 and has remained dark for the last 14 years. The terminal was designated a NYC Landmark in 1994 and listed on the National Register of Historic Places and the New York State Register of Historic Places in 2005.
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