Thursday, October 11, 2012

TWA Flight Center II

I made tons of photos at the TWA Flight Center this past weekend. Mainly because I fell in love with this building. Endless lines, round shapes everywhere, I wish I could live there, haha.

The terminal seen from the bridge or balcony (or whatever you want to call it),
 a real good spot for people watching

Even the stairs and banisters have round shapes


  1. Nellies, I just adore this building!! I wonder who the amazing designer/architect was?? I wonder who the main people were in its creation?

  2. Love the stairs & bannisters shot, beautiful composition.

  3. A great building indeed. I like that banister photo. Just another one of those photo ops I'd pass on by. You have a great eye.

  4. Echt een bijzonder gebouw. Je onderste foto is geweldig!
    Fijn weekend alvast.

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  6. Sorry, I deleted the comment by accident... I just found your blog and love the photos. The building and everything inside are the creation of the Finnish-born architect and designer Eero Saarinen, who is regarded as one of the masters of the 20th century. He emigrated to the USA with his father (also an architect) when he was a teenager and died at the age of 51 in 1961, i.e. earlier than the TWA Flight Center was taken into use. He designed quite a number of corporate headquarters and other prominent buildings and structures in the USA, including the Gateway Arch in St. Louis, as well as furniture such as the iconic Tulip chair and table we still see all the time in design publications.
    In the previous post you envision the building as a film setting. It has, in fact, serves as one at least twice, probably many more times: in one of the older James Bond movies as well as in the Leonardo DiCaprio movie 'Catch me if you can'. I'd love to be able to visit the place sometime. Maybe I can as I've heard it may be turned into a hotel. A new building would be constructed for the rooms so that the masterpiece would be saved. Let's hope this will happen sooner rather than later!

  7. I can see why this building is a specially attractive if you like architecture. I realy like what you have done to the place, Respect.

  8. what a cooool place!!
    but why do they leave it unused? are there any plans for it? seems like a waste to just keep it closed but once a year...


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