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Port Authority revives developer search for TWA terminal plan

Agency to convert structure at JFK airport into a hotel

August 11, 2014 03:50PM

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TWA terminal at JFK International Airport (pheezy via Flickr)

TWA terminal at JFK International Airport (pheezy via Flickr)

The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey is taking another crack at transforming the historic  TWA terminal at JFK International Airport into a thriving hotel.

As expected, the bi-state agency issued a request for proposals Friday from developers willing to lease Eero Saarinen’s modern masterpiece for up to 75 years, Crain’s reported. The Port Authority is seeking a company with the capacity to convert the property into a hotel within two years, according to the website.

Additionally, applicants must keep the terminal’s architectural attributes intact and commit to a conversion process and subsequent operation that are environmentally sustainable.

In September, a report surfaced and was confirmed that hotelier Andre Balazs would take on the TWA terminal project. But in January, his company, Standard International, announced that it could not reach a final agreement with the Port Authority. [Crain’s]Tom DiChristopher

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    This will never materialize especially having to deal with the PORT AUTHORITY of NYC they have to be the most disorganized, over paid bunch of idiots that have no idea of what to day with anything day to day with NYC(as per an associate that works with Balazs)…what a shame and if it gets done, what a miracle it will be.
    Here’s to 2016!

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