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Port Authority revives plan to turn old TWA terminal into hotel

Agency confident proposal for JFK facility will take off this time

July 25, 2014 11:00AM

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The Eero Saarinen-designed TWA terminal at JFK airport

The Eero Saarinen-designed TWA terminal at JFK airport

The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey is considering a plan that would transform the old TWA terminal at John F. Kennedy International Airport into a hotel.

Officials at the agency seem confident that they can get a developer on board for the project and will issue a request for proposal. The Port Authority issued a similar RFP in 2011 to transform the Eero Saarinen-designed terminal.

A new hotel would fill the need for better lodging at JFK.

“Major airports around the country and the world have first-class hotels, and New York’s major international airport should have one too,” Stephen Sigmund, executive director of the Global Gateway Alliance, told Capital NY. “And it is a particularly good fit for this terminal that is such an icon of flying’s golden age.” [Capital NY] – Claire Moses

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