Friday, October 21, 2011

Photo Essay: Saarinen's TWA Terminal, JFK - Interior (Color)



After waiting so many years, seeing the exterior of the old TransWorld Flight Center, once a terminal of its own, now a landmark in front of JetBlue's T5, just wasn't enough.

Fortunately for me, Open House New York granted access to its partially-restored interior last weekend, a rare opportunity to skulk around the old ticket counters...



...the main entrance...





...the red carpeted departures and arrivals tubes (which basically lead to nowhere now)...





... the new red sunken seating area (true to its original form, but without ashtrays)...



...the red unrestored seating area...



...and the mod lounge.







There are lots of relics to be discovered: phone booths....



...snack counters...



...and lighting fixtures hung on peeling wallpapered walls.



For more exploration in the shadows, stay tuned for a black and white photo essay of the TWA terminal interior...

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