JFK T5 TWA – A beautiful teminal building.

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    BigDog.
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    Closed to passengers a decade ago, the TWA building was rather IMO iconic. I recall the only time I travelled through it I thought it was based on the Thunderbirds house on Tracey Island

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2214917/A-look-inside-TWAs-unused-flight-terminal-JFK-airport.html?ito=feeds-newsxml

    It has now been refurbished and may become a boutique hotel.

    Do you have memories of it? Is it as iconic or just elegent?


    dutchyankee
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    It was definitely an iconic building at JFK, much the same to my opinion of the World Port terminal of Pan Am with it’s globe like roof. The roof top parking was a great vantage to watch aircraft land and takeoff. I think what JetBlue has done is marvelous in protecting this icon.


    BeckyBoop
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    Looks pretty cool i wonder why AA or any other airline hasnt used it as a premium class terminal.


    nathanBAGOLD
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    I would put a Yotel into the building, a nice rooftop restaurant, a business lounge and a few useful shops as well as a shop that sells airline parafinalliah and a museum dedicated to TWA’s history.


    canucklad
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    You never know ~~~~ maybe Wetherspoons will convert it into their first North American pub! 🙂

    It is an iconic building, as is the Pan Am building ! After a bit of thought the only other 2 iconic airport buidings would be the LAX building and T1 at CDG!

    New builds all seem to follow the same formula to various degrees of scale. Nice but souless

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