It’s a blast from the past that will soon become reality.
MCR Development is turning the abandoned TWA terminal at JFK into a new destination, boasting hotel towers and reviving the original structure, which was first built in 1962.
On Tuesday morning, we got a sneak peak of the TWA Hotel’s model room, as well as the iconic TWA Flight Center designed by Eero Saarinen.
MCR and MORSE Development CEO Tyler Morse, who provided a tour of the facility and model room, explained that the terminal is being restored to its Jet Age style aesthetic for visitors to enjoy.
“From the moment guests and visitors arrive at the TWA Hotel, they will find themselves immersed in the ethos of 1962’s rich culture, architecture, sights, sounds and ambiance,” he said.
The hotel will feature 512 ultra-quiet guest rooms with authentic Saarinen-designed midcentury modern Knoll furnishings, martini bars, vintage rotary phones and gleaming terrazzo-tiled bathrooms with Hollywood-style vanities.
In addition, the site will feature six restaurants, eight bars and other amenities.
The project is part of the multi-billion dollar renovation of JFK Airport.
It is expected to open in spring 2019.
To read more coverage about the TWA project, see here.