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Archive for December, 2002

The TWA Terminal Saga Continues!

twa saarinenBackground: For over a year, The Municipal Art Society has been pressing for a better plan for Eero Saarinen’s TWA Flight Center (1956-62), now Terminal A, a New York City landmark and icon of modern design. As part of the expansion of JFK Airport, the Port Authority wants to demolish portions of the landmark and construct a huge new U-shaped terminal around its “airside,” blocking the view of the tarmac that was Saarinen’s greatest inspiration and achievement. Hundreds of architects, design professionals, and enthusiasts of modern design have joined civic organizations in protesting these plans. During the summer of 2001 the Society hosted a press conference featuring notable architects Philip Johnson, Robert A.M. Stern, and Peter Samton, all of whom emphatically and enthusiastically support the full preservation of this very unique and significant Modernist masterpiece. Continue Reading>>

400 Attend Community-Based Planning Conference

On November 1st and 2nd, the Planning Center and Hunter College Urban Affairs and Planning organized Planning into Practice: A Conference for Community-Based Groups, Planners & Professionals. The conference was well-attended by close to 400 participants including city agencies, elected officials, community-based planning organizations and planning professionals. Continue Reading>>