Flying High Again

TWA Hotel opens in JFK Airport's Eero Saarinen–designed landmark

The new TWA Hotel has opened at JFK Airport, allowing the historic, Eero Saarinen–designed TWA Flight Center to reopen to the public. (David Mitchell/Courtesy TWA Hotel)

Airport hotels aren’t typically buildings to be praised. But one that’s attached to and helps revive a formerly untouchable, mid-century icon is automatically admirable.

The new TWA Hotel is a seven-story split structure that humbly perches behind Eero Saarinen’s Jet Age landmark, the TWA Flight Center, at New York’s John F. Kennedy Airport. Designed by Brooklyn-based firm Lubrano Ciavarra Architects, the glass-clad building features 512 rooms, a rooftop infinity pool, and a 10,000-square-foot observation deck that looks out over incoming international flights in Jamaica Bay. It’s these things and more that have allowed the revered terminal to reopen as the hotel’s lobby and reception after being closed to the public for over 18 years.

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