Quoting BA (Thread starter): Was it introduced just recently because JetBlue is planning to demolish the old airside and construct a modern new airside in its place?
Unfortunately, there is almost no entity protesting against that demolition.
There was a coincidence which is not so rare, because the Saarinen`s building is among the few terminals that can be considered a masterwork of modern American architecture.
It is really sad that Port Authority with JebBlue will unnecessarily damage this aviation temple.
JetBlueAtJFK From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 1687 posts, RR: 3
Reply 5, posted (10 years 2 months 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 3818 times:
Quoting AwysBSB (Reply 2): It is really sad that Port Authority with JebBlue will unnecessarily damage this aviation temple.
They are getting rid of the mess of a gate area behind it not the main Terminal 5. It is a landmark and they cannot get rid of it. And Unnecessary damage??? So jetBlue should not expand according to you just to let some terminal sit empty right next to them for ever. It is a waste of space and money to just let it sit there.
BA From United States of America, joined May 2000, 11161 posts, RR: 57
Reply 6, posted (10 years 2 months 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 3740 times:
Thanks a lot for all the info. I'm trying to remember on what airline I used to fly into Terminal 5. I think it was either Swissair or KLM or both...
Quoting GNDOPS (Reply 3): I thought i read that the PA NY/NJ and Jet Blue were going to utilize the old TWA terminal for a food court and build the new terminal next to it.
Yeah, that's what they are going to do. The main part of the terminal is going to be preserved. They are just demolishing the airside areas (where the gates are) and will build a new terminal in its place.
In another thread on here, someone posted the rendering of what it'll look like. It should look very nice I think.
"Generosity is giving more than you can, and pride is taking less than you need." - Khalil Gibran
F27XXX From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (10 years 2 months 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 3643 times:
Quoting JetBlueAtJFK (Reply 5): They are getting rid of the mess of a gate area behind it not the main Terminal 5. It is a landmark and they cannot get rid of it
Maybe you could have just a little more respect. Just because its not something that "fits" JetBlue's image, it's still got alot of historical and sentimental value to alot of people. For JB to be so brash about how they wish they could "throw it down", thats just plane tacky.
Im glad theyre being made to preserve even part of it. That terminal was, and could again be a beautiful place with the right treatment.