Eero Saarinen’s 1962 TWA Flight Center at JFK, which epitomized the Jet Age, and lay vacant since 2001, reopened to the public on May 15, 2019 as the highly anticipated TWA Hotel at JFK International Airport. Beyer Blinder Belle (BBB) played a central role in creating a second life for the historic building and as project and preservation architect, restored and transformed the structure for MCR Development. One Lux Studio designed the lighting for what was the Flight Center and is now the hotel's reception space in addition to the building exteriors, being faithful to preserving Saarinen’s design, while using updated fixtures. Flanking the terminal are the hotel’s two new wings, designed by Lubrano Ciavarra with Stonehill Taylor providing the interior design for the guest rooms and lobbies. Below grade is a conference center, designed by INC Architecture & Design, that contains a a banquet hall and multiple meeting rooms. Cooley Monato Studio designed the lighting for both the hotel and the event spaces, keeping the spirit of ’60 alive for our modern age.
The lighting designers from One Lux and Cooley Monato Studio will take the guests of the IESNYC and DLFNY on a tour of the restored and new spaces of one of New York’s iconic and much beloved buildings demonstrating how lighting contributed to this significant project.
TWA Hotel Photo by David Mitchell
Jack Bailey, Partner, One Lux Studio
Rob Merow, Associate, One Lux Studio
Emily Monato, Founding Principal, Cooley Monato Studio
Andressa Lopes, Principal, Cooley Monato Studio
SHUTTLE BUS TO TOUR SITE: Leaves at 5:00PM
Price includes the bus to the TWA Hotel
SHUTTLE BUS PICK-UP LOCATION:
620 Atlantic Avenue (Barclay Center Stadium)
cross street: Flatbush Avenue
COCKTAILS AND REFRESHMENTS to be held in the 1962 Ballroom: 6:00PM to 7:00PM
SITE TOUR: 7:00PM - 9:00PM
If you're driving
The TWA Hotel at JFK Airport is located at One Idlewild Drive, Jamaica, New York 11430-1962. Upon entering the airport, proceed toward Terminal 5 and follow the traffic signs to our main entrance. If you’re taking a ride-sharing service, type TWA Hotel into the app. Valet parking is available for $10 (up to 30 minutes), $20 (up to one hour), $30 (up to two hours), and $48 (daily maximum charge or overnight stays when you collect your car by 11 am). Self-parking is also available in JFK's yellow lot between Terminals 5 and 6.
$20.00 IESNYC Member
$20.00 DLFNY Members, Guests and Students