TWA Terminal: Part 1

This week I was fortunate to get a first look at the restoration of a true architectural masterpiece, Eero Saarinen's TWA terminal out at JFK Airport. The painstaking restoration, overseen by Beyer Blinder Belle, will include repairs to the roof and drainage systems, removal of later unsympathetic additions and modifications, and asbestos abatement of the enormous ceiling over the lower and upper lobbies. It will also include restoration of the original flooring, seating areas, and even the flight information board and information desk. Basically, they're restoring the building to very close to original condition, complete with all the glamourous TWA accoutrements. Special thanks to BBB's Charlie Kramer (pictured) for showing me around and sharing stories about the building.

Check out Part 2.

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