The list of sites and properties participating in OHNY 2015 is live and it’s great. From Museums, to tours of government buildings, hotels, houses of worship to abandoned subway stations, there is something for everyone. I generally like to choose locations which include a tour or which aren’t otherwise open to the public, or are otherwise quite expensive. So, maybe I’ll go on the Running tour of central park, a visit to Cooper Hewitt Museum and the TWA Flight Center at JFK. But there are so many I’m interested in.
Here’s the info for the TWA Flight Center – open access – no reservation needed.
TWA Flight Center11:00 am – 3:00 pmEero Saarinen, 1962; Restoration, Beyer Blinder Belle, 2015
One of the most famous icons of mid-century modernism, the TWA Flight Center, beautifully restored over the last six years, is on the National Register of Historic Places. MCR Development, the firm selected by the Port Authority to celebrate Saarinen’s masterpiece and reopen it to the public, is advancing a privately-funded $265 million plan to rehabilitate the national landmark to its original splendor and deliver the first on-site, world-class airport hotel at JFK International Airport. Through a $65 million investment, MCR Development will preserve the iconic terminal for the public to enjoy. Expected to be complete in 2018, the redevelopment plan will include a museum focusing on New York City as the birthplace of the Jet Age, the storied history of TWA Airlines, and the Midcentury Modern design movement.
During OHNY Weekend, explore and discuss the building’s restoration and upcoming rehabilitation with Jim Steven, Manager of JFK’s Physical Plant and redevelopment of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey.
SEE YOU THERE????
Yesterday, in TWA Flight Center at JFK – Will it be Included in @OHNY 2015?, I pondered whether, in light of the hotel development plans for the terminal, the TWA Flight Center at JFK would be included in Open House New York later this month.
Well, great news! This morning, I woke up to this article in Conde Nast Traveler: JFK’s Iconic TWA Terminal to Open to Public One Last Time. According to the article, due to the uncertainty over the development plans, the TWA terminal wasn’t even included in the official printed guide for OHNY, but it has now been confirmed that it WILL be included this year. The Conde Nast article mentions that the viewing will be on Sunday, October 18th, which I find interesting because last year it was on the Saturday of OHNY weekend. Well, either way, I’m going to be there. Will you?
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