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TWA Terminal Hotel Entering Final Talks

Mon Aug 19, 2013 9:54 pm

http://www.nypost.com/p/pagesix/bala..._out_at_jfk_WmNlsx1x9ykiETLGaiaiIL

According to the link above, talks are being finalized for a 150 room hotel at the TWA Terminal.

Finally JFK will have a hotel in the central terminal area that is connected to the city via the AirTrain.

Judging by who the Port Authority is in final talks with, this hotel will likely be an "in spot" of sorts.
 
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RE: TWA Terminal Hotel Entering Final Talks

Tue Aug 20, 2013 3:47 am

Doesn't sound too certain that the Saarinen building will be kept as it is. Arguments over "preserving the Saarinen design" are troubling...
That said, I'm glad the space might potentially be used for SOMETHING. Seems like a waste right now. A beautiful waste, yes. But a waste.
 
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RE: TWA Terminal Hotel Entering Final Talks

Tue Aug 20, 2013 4:36 am

It's a historic landmark... There is very little they can do to change it. JetBlue wanted to tear it down and they couldn't. I even heard a rumor that TWA wanted to remove a small portion of a staircase to add a wheelchair ramp and they weren't even allowed to do that either! Also, where could they possibly add a 150 room structure without completely ruining the design and feel of the terminal? They could build it between the TWA terminal and the JetBlue terminal between the flight tubes but that would completely block the view out of the TWA terminal.
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