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Whats The Latest Update On JFK TWA's Terminal 5?  
User currently offlinedoulasc From United States of America, joined Dec 2011, 524 posts, RR: 0
Posted (1 year 9 months 1 week 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 4011 times:

Is the TWA terminal 5 at JFK open for anything. There were several rumors of what it would be used for. At first I heard
JetBlue wanted to use it for ground transportation like taxi's and limos. The I heard it might be a museum of some kind?
Any latest updates?

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User currently onlinerichierich From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 4240 posts, RR: 6
Reply 1, posted (1 year 9 months 1 week 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 3896 times:

It is currently closed and sadly off-limits to all but a few people, although it has been open briefly to the public a few times since it closed in 2001.

I believe the problem is that nobody knows what to do with the building. There are no good solutions. I've heard everything from a museum to a restaurant to a nightclub (!). Personally I lean toward a permanent JFK-airport museum, which would keep with the theme of the building being from the "golden age" of air travel, etc., but I know that is not a revenue-generating proposition and isn't exactly a great location for such an exhibit. Most people who go to the airport do so to catch a flight or pick somebody up... only a few people (mainly most of us a.netters) would be interested in an airline-related museum. Additionally, I believe much of the original Port Authority's photographs surrounding IDL's building and first few years were stored in the twin towers and sadly lost in 2001. Most photography and paraphernalia would have to come from private sources and collections.

There was talk of putting a hotel between the Saarinen building and Jetblue's T5. I don't know if anything further is coming of this but I really don't see how there is room for anything resembling a hotel. I hope this is not a final solution as a building of this type would totally ruin what is left of the dignity surrounding the Saarinen building and its "tubes". What was the point of keeping all of it if all the PA wants to do is build all around it and hem it in?



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User currently offlineairliner371 From United States of America, joined Aug 2012, 1370 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (1 year 9 months 1 week 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 3863 times:

I feel like their is a new thread about JFK T3 or 5 every week.


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User currently offlinereality From United States of America, joined Apr 2007, 463 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (1 year 9 months 1 week 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 3783 times:

Quoting airliner371 (Reply 2):

I feel like their is a new thread about JFK T3 or 5 every week.

That's great. Keep the treads coming...until there's some progress in how to use this beautiful building.


User currently offlineairliner371 From United States of America, joined Aug 2012, 1370 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (1 year 9 months 1 week 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 3669 times:

Quoting reality (Reply 3):
That's great. Keep the treads coming...until there's some progress in how to use this beautiful building.

Neither are great. Both waste space in an area that could use all the space they can get. Demolish both!



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User currently offlinebohica From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 2668 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (1 year 9 months 1 week 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 3604 times:

Quoting airliner371 (Reply 4):
Neither are great. Both waste space in an area that could use all the space they can get. Demolish both!

DL plans to demolish Terminal 3 as part of DL's upgrading at JFK. Terminal 5 can't be torn down. It is a historic landmark and is protected from the wrecking ball.


User currently offlinealfa164 From United States of America, joined Oct 2012, 380 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (1 year 9 months 1 week 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 3546 times:

Quoting bohica (Reply 5):

Terminal 3 should be a historic landmark, too, and I think it is a huge mistake to tear it down.

It is inadequate now, but if all the ugly, crowded additions to the original (elliptical) building were torn down, the PanAm Terminal itself would be perfect for transcontinental flights (JFK-LAX, -SFO, -SAN, and -SEA). DL is missing a bet that would create a unique flying experience and would set it apart from the others.


User currently offlinetype-rated From United States of America, joined Sep 1999, 4940 posts, RR: 19
Reply 7, posted (1 year 9 months 1 week 9 hours ago) and read 3312 times:

Maybe it could be used by the New York Dept of Tourism to promote activities available in New York City & State?


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User currently offlinealfa164 From United States of America, joined Oct 2012, 380 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (1 year 9 months 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 3137 times:

Quoting airliner371 (Reply 4):

You don't - or shouldn't - demolish historic buildings just to make "more space". This nation has saved far too little of its important landmarks, and, unfortunately, the airline industry has been just as guilty of this as anyone else.

It is only after we demolish out heritage that we start to regret what we have lost.


User currently offlinePITingres From United States of America, joined Dec 2007, 1121 posts, RR: 13
Reply 9, posted (1 year 9 months 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 3106 times:

Quoting bohica (Reply 5):
Terminal 5 can't be torn down. It is a historic landmark and is protected from the wrecking ball.

That is too bad. It was mildly interesting, I suppose, when new; it was ugly, dirty, and depressing the first time I went through it, which I think might have been in the 1970's; and ugly, filthy, and depressing each time I encountered it afterwards. If someone thinks that it was interesting once, take a few pictures, and then knock the bloody thing down.



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User currently offlinetymnbalewne From Bermuda, joined Mar 2005, 944 posts, RR: 1
Reply 10, posted (1 year 9 months 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 2992 times:

At the Open House NY opening of the TWA Flight Center the PONYNJA (Port Authority) said they were close to signing a deal for a hotel to be built between the B6 and TW terminals on either side of the iconic tubes, (so as not to block the view from the waiting area of the TW terminal.
Here are a few pics I took during the terminal's one day opening.

Opened in 1962, the TWA Flight Center still has a futuristic feel.
The archictecurally intriguing TWA Flight Center - JFK
Memories of Travelers Past: TWA Flight Center-JFK



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