Port Authority Patching Up TWA Terminal

The Port Authority is putting up some cash to restore the iconic Eero Saarien-designed TWA Terminal at JFK International Airport, preparing it for another use yet to be determined. JetBlue is currently building its new terminal around the curvilinear structure, which was built in 1962 and is now far too small for a large airline.

At a Port Authority board meeting today, the agency approved $20 million for restoration and planning work on the white, winged structure, repairing the building on its interior and exterior, and removing asbestos.

As for the future uses, the Port Authority imagines the building could be reused to include anything from a museum to a hotel to a shopping mall, according to a slide show from the board meeting. Port Authority Patching Up TWA Terminal