I am old enough (But, shhh! Don’t tell!) to remember the early days of jet airline service. In that modernist age, before postmodernism reared it’s ugly
head; before so many wars, terrorism, 9/11 – Air travel was exciting, glamorous, elegant and romantic. The high point was 1962 when Eero Saarien designed and built the modernistic TWA terminal at JFK in New York. He said it was to a building “in which the architecture itself would express the drama and specialness and excitement of travel.” The terminal was closed in 2001, after 9/11, and of course TWA is no more. New York City completely renovated this magnificent building last year, but it is still unused. →Here are a wealth of photographs of the restored terminal, along with plans, history, commentary. Wonderful article.