Trans World Flight Center at Kennedy International Airport, designed by architect Eeron Saarinen, first opened "at the dawn of commercial jet aviation" in 1962 and was quickly used by the Boeing 707 jetliners. New York Times staffer David W. Dunlap reports on the building history of the building (which closed in 2001) and plans by Tyler Morse, the chief executive and managing partner of MCR Development, to revive the building as the public entrance to a project called the TWA Hotel.
Morse described his plans for the building as part of his hotel:
Two luminous, gently arching tubes that guided passengers to their waiting aircraft would be used to connect the flight center, the hotel buildings and Terminal 5. “We really want to activate these so that everybody has a chance to use them,”