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   Vol. 16 No. 84
Wednesday October 18, 2017

TWA JFK Weekend
TWA JFK Weekend

   Heralding itself as “a trip back to 1962,” Eero Saarinen’s JFK International Airport TWA Terminal Building opens this weekend for a last look before a $250 million hotel complex obliterates the iconic airport building, erasing once and for all the last vestige of landscape surrounding Eero’s masterpiece.
   If you can’t wait to pony up the mega bucks the new on-airport hotel will demand when completed in 2019, the developers and some others have opened up a swank, by-appointment-only “sneak peek” at a replica of the new JFK TWA-Saarinen hotel on the 82nd floor of One World Trade Center in Manhattan.
   Maybe going back to 1962 holds some appeal, but a couple questions float above all the hyped sky-high dreams.
   Why does JFK Airport still feature several dank, dirty passenger terminals?

Geoffrey and Aviodrome
Geoffrey is pictured defying the bulldozers out front of I. M. Pei’s exquisite “Aviodrome,” which was created during the 1960s for National Airlines and was last home to Pan American World Airways at JFK International Airport in New York.

   And when it comes to spotlighting exceptional airport buildings, why did The Port Authority of New York & New Jersey allow I.M. Pei’s exquisite Aviodrome, an acknowledged masterpiece of 1960s art & architecture, fall under the wrecker’s ball a couple years ago despite widespread loud and vocal protest?
   Too much of a good thing?
   In this case, too much was not enough!

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