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TWA Terminal
JFK International Airport, NY
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TWA Terminal - JFK Airport
NY
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The John F. Kennedy is in many cases a standard busy international airport with multiple terminals. In fact, according to AirguideOnline.com, JFK International has been the busiest international airport in the nation. Despite the largeness of the airport, the sight of Terminal 5, or what is known as the TWA Terminal, is a sight to behold. With its swooping lines and curves and huge glass parabolic windows, the look of the TWA Terminal jets people back to the mid-century when commercial air travel was still relatively new and fascinating.

Designed by Eero Saarinen, and built over a period of 6 years, the TWA Flight Center opened in 1962 and funneled public traffic for almost 40 years. However, with the demise of Trans World Airlines (TWA), the terminal shut down in 2001 and has been vacant since.

TWA
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Since 2003, the National Trust placed the TWA Terminal on its list of America's Most Endangered Historic Places and has been active in an effort to preserve as much of this treasure as possible. In 2004, the Port Authority and Jet Blue entered an agreement to construct a new terminal building while incorporating the landmark as a passenger check-in area. Work is expected to be completed in 2008. 01-07

 

TWA Terminal
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A view at night
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The sun rises over the TWA Terminal
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