TWA Flight Center Wins Inaugural Public Architecture Award

July 31, 2014

The restored TWA Flight Center at JFK International Airport, Eero Saarinen’s icon of modern architecture, has been recognized with an inaugural Excelsior Award for Public Architecture from the AIA New York State. The comprehensive rehabilitation project, commissioned by the Port Authority of New York & New Jersey and designed by Beyer Blinder Belle, has returned the landmark to its finely-detailed glory and prepared it for adaptive reuse as a hotel, restaurant and meeting center complex.

The Excelsior Awards is a newly established program dedicated to celebrating design and professional excellence in publicly funded buildings in New York State. Founded by AIA New York State, in collaboration with the State University Construction Fund, DASNY, Office of General Services and State Education Department, the Awards aim to provide a model of excellence for future state-funded building design and professional practice and advocacy.

Courtesy of PANY&NJ, Photo by John Bartelstone