Classic Spaces: Eero Saarinen's TWA Terminal to transform into a Boutique Hotel

. Thursday, February 24, 2011

Exciting and intriguing news, that breathes new life into a 20th Century architectural icon.

The lobby to a “boutique” hotel would seem to be an appropriate use for the old terminal, with its super-mod interior spaces. It’s got ready-made check-in counters and great spaces for lounges, bars, and restaurants with food by April Bloomfield. Think the Ace with a jet-age aesthetic. But whomever is chosen as architect to remake the space and build the adjacent new building will have some serious challenges, and those of us who are fans of the terminal, and believe in preservation, are going to need to be on our guard, since this is indeed one of architecture’s classic works.

Read the full story at arch daily.

Photos by Ezra Stoller.


Erik said...

I've never seen a public space so void of advertisement and info-signs and liter and shit. I wish all modern architecture could be like this, the way it was intended.

Of course these pictures are pretty old and it may have looked quite different in recent years.

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