Trans World Airlines (TWA) went bankrupt in the 90's and this terminal ended operations in 2001. The terminal has been closed ever since. And that's a shame, because it is the most beautiful airline terminal I have ever seen.
Luckily for me we have 'Open House New York- Weekend' once a year. Open House New York (OHNY) makes it possible for the public to visit places that are usually closed to the public, such as this TWA Flight Center.
|The form of the TWA Terminal represents a huge bird in mid-air with its wings spread ready for landing|
Not only do I love the outside of this building, but the inside is unlike any flight terminal I have ever seen. This building opened in 1962, in a time when travelling by airplane was not for everyone. When flying was maybe even an glamorous event. This red lounge seems to me like it could be from a movie, just amazing.
In 1994 the City of New York designated both the interiors and the exteriors of this terminal as a historic landmark. In 2005 the National Park Service listed the Trans World Flight Center on the National Register of Historic Places. The Port Authoritiy of NY and NJ funded the $ 20 million dollar renovation that has been conducted over several years.