The TWA Hotel is a converted former Airline Terminal for JFK Airport as well as the former Terminal 5. It was designed by Eero Saarinen for the former Airline, Trans World Airlines. Trans World Airlines served this terminal from 1962 to 2001 when TWA sold their assets to American Airlines, which in turn served the TWA Flight Center until 2002. After that, the terminal stayed abandoned. Over time, there was a lengthy battle to keep the building preserved. It took a long time, but eventually, preservation efforts succeeded as the center was put into the National Register of Historic Places, and in 2016, construction began on the TWA Hotel, which connects to the modern day Terminal 5, construced in 2005 and completed in 2008. 3 years later, the TWA Hotel was opened in May 2019.
The Hotel is a modern hotel with a very 1960's lobby. Scattered around the hotel are museum exhibits, restaurants, a gym, a TWA shop, old payphones, classic cars for car geeks, etc... For transportation, you can take the Q10 bus from the Kew Gardens-Union Turnpike station E F to Terminal 5, as well as a bunch of other bus routes (the Q10 is the only one I know at the moment) and it also connects to the AirTrain JFK to Jamaica which connects to the E J and Z as well as the Long Island Rail Road. There is also an AirTrain JFK to Howard Beach, which connects to the A train. There is also an AirTrain JFK route that loops around all JFK Airport terminals.
The outside of the hotel.
First photo taken on June 29th, 2020. The rest taken on September 20th, 2020.
The inside of the hotel.
The first couple of photos were taken on September 20th, 2020, while the last four photos were taken on October 18th, 2020.
This page was last updated on 10/28/2020.
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