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TWA Flight Center
Historic Buildings: Transportation

Original Architect
Eero Saarinen
Renovation Architect
Beyer Blinder Belle Architects & Planners LLP
Port Authority of New York & New Jersey
  • Constructed, 1962
  • Renovation, 2011
  • NY Landmarks Conservancy Lucy G. Moses Preservation Project Award
  • AIA NY Chapter Merit Award
  • Preservation League of NYC Excellence Award
  • SARA NY Council Merit
  • AIA NY State Excellence Award
  • AIA NJ Honor Award
Restoring Eero Saarinen's Iconic TWA Flight Center - Donald Fram
The Golden Age of Flight: The Restoration of the TWA Terminal at JFK Airport - Richard Southwick
Opened in 1962, the TWA Flight Center (also known as the Trans World Flight Center) is designed by Eero Saarinen for Trans World Airlines at New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK).

Conceived with notions of speed as well as references to a bird, the TWA features a prominent wing-shaped thin shell roof over the main terminal of the JFK. The concrete shell, which inspired Saarinen to develop curvilinear ceramic tiles, established the TWA as a modernist piece of architecture tha...
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Van Wyck Expy & JFK Access Road
New York, NY 11430
United States

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