1. The striking Neo-futurist architecture
With its wing-like exterior, the Trans World Airlines (TWA) Flight Centre harks to the optimism of post-war architecture and the heyday of air travel.
Designed by Finnish-American architect Eero Saarinen, this landmark building at the John F. Kennedy (JFK) International Airport in New York has been reborn as the TWA Hotel, with much of its original details kept intact. First constructed in 1962, the former flight terminal now houses the hotel lobby and amenities of the hotel; its 512 rooms located in two new wings next to the landmark building.
Opened on May 15, the TWA Hotel celebrates the glamour of the Jet Age while embracing the nostalgic look of the Mid-Century Modern period. It’s this heady mix of the past and present that this monument continues to celebrate, as it embarks on its next chapter as a revitalised travel destination; it was also recently the venue of the Louis Vuitton Cruise 2020 runway presentation.