TWA Hotel by Beyer Blinder Belle (Flight Center Renovation) and Lubrano Ciavarra Architects (New York, New York)
In a word, Eero Saarinen’s landmark 1962 TWA Flight Center at JFK Airport was magic. For several years, Beyer Blinder Belle, Lubrano Ciavarra Architects, and MCR Development have busied themselves with the restoration of the space into a stunning hotel. Finally, this year marks the much-anticipated reopening of modernist architect Saarinen’s TWA Flight Center at John F. Kennedy Airport in New York City. The structure, which will include a complete refurbishment of the 1962 Saarinen terminal and its two airport tunnels, will feature two new-build hotel wings with 512 guest rooms that were designed by Stonehill Taylor. Anyone who loved the TV show Mad Men and dreams of living in a midcentury-modern world, this hotel is for you.