Photo: Director of Facilities Jimmy Dolan, Anne Marie Lubrano ’87, P’24, P’25, and Ben Prosky ’95
The Trans World Airlines (TWA) Flight Center is a familiar sight for those who have traveled through the John F. Kennedy International Airport in Queens. Originally designed by Eero Saarinen in 1962, it’s a whimsical building that captures a different era of both airline and architectural design. Since 2001, the site has laid dormant due to changes in the industry and the financial troubles of the TWA, and at one point was considered for demolition until it was declared a New York City Landmark.
This summer, the original terminal has been transformed into a central hub for the new TWA Hotel. Alumna, current parent, Board of Trustees member, and Alumni Board member Anne Marie Lubrano ’87, P’24, P’25 headed the redesign as co-founder of Lubrano Ciavarra Architects. The hotel is evocative of the original flight terminal, including a curved glass curtain wall along with 512 rooms, 50,000 square of event space, a rooftop infinity pool, and observation deck.
It's an exciting new landmark and space in New York City — one that a Packer alumna had a part in creating.
(Photo from Lubrano Ciavarra Architects TWA Hotel Page)
Read more about the TWA Hotel:
The 512 Quietest Places at JFK - World Architects
The Seductive Fantasy of Saarinen's TWA terminal - The American Institute of Architects
Martinis at the Bar. Sinatra on Repeat. The TWA Hotel Sells a Jet-Age Fantasy - The New York Times