Trans World Airlines Flight Center Interior

STATUS Designated Interior Landmark

John F. Kennedy International Airport

ARCHITECT: Eero Saarinen & Associates; Kevin Roche

DATE: 1956 - 1962

STYLE: Futurist

Futurist Queens

Saarinen’s design for the TWA Flight Center is the exemplar of expressionistic architectural trends of the late 1950s and 1960s. The architecture and other features of this building have a special character and value in the development, heritage and cultural characteristics of New York City. The Interior is open and accessible to the public, and the public is customarily invited to it.

STATUS Designated Interior Landmark

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