The TWA Flight Center at New York's JFK Airport is one of the most recognizable airline terminals in the history of aviation. Designed by Eero Sarinen, it opened in 1962 and featured mid-20th century modern architecture, engineering, and terminal logistics. According to the Library of Congress, it was "a direct rebuttal to the abstracted rectilinear forms of the International Style which dominated corporate American architecture in the 1950s. The Terminal was a carefully considered response to the conditions at New York International Airport (now JFK), specifically the Terminal City master plan adopted by the Port Authority of New York in 1955. Its use of satellite passenger loading areas was an influential innovation in airport terminal design."
February 23, 2012 7:00 AM PST
Photo by: National Park Service – Historic American Buildings Survey