Purple Fashion

[May 25 2011]

The old TWA terminal by Eero Saarinen, JFK

The TWA Flight Center or Trans World Flight Center which opened in 1962 has been designed by Eero Saarinen. Portions of the original complex have been demolished, and the Saarinen terminal (or head house) has been renovated, partially encircled by and serving as a ceremonial entrance to a new adjacent terminal completed in 2008. Together, the old and new buildings comprise JetBlue Airways’ JFK operations and are known collectively as Terminal 5. JetBlue have yet to complete renovation of the original Saarinen head house. When completed, passengers may be able to check-in for flights at the landmark building, then transfer to the new structure via the original passenger departing-arrival tubes. Text and photo Olivier Zahm

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