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ACTION NEEDED IMMEDIATELY! The Clock is Ticking on the Port Authority?s Plan for the TWA Terminal

For over two years, the Port Authority has been seeking approvals to demolish portions of Eero Saarinen’s TWA Terminal at JFK International Airport – an icon of Modernism and the jet-age – and wrap the landmark with an intrusive, semi-circular new terminal building. Continue Reading>>

MAS Shows that Saarinen’s TWA Terminal can Fly Again

Two years after it unveiled its redevelopment plan for the TWA Terminal at JFK International Airport – and sustained considerable, broad based criticism – the Port Authority has not changed its plan or its position that the structure is outmoded as an airline terminal. It maintains that the airport’s expansion program can only be satisfied by wrapping a hulking semi-circular new terminal around the landmark. The Society disagrees. While the TWA building may not be appropriate for a large airline, we’re not satisfied with the PA’s investigation of alternatives that would preserve the integrity of the structure and its original function. And, in fact, the PA is required to prove there is no “feasible and prudent” alternative before the Federal Aviation Administration can offer final approval to let the project move forward. Continue Reading>>