where was I yesterday?
Posts Tagged ‘walks’
Open to the public last time before big renovation, TWA terminal in John.F.Kennedy airport was THE destination this past OpenHouse weekend.
The OHNY site description reads:
Architect: Eero Saarinen, 1962; Restoration, Beyer Blinder Belle, 2015
One of the most famous icons of mid-century modernism, the TWA Flight Center, beautifully restored over the last six years, is on the National Register of Historic Places. MCR Development, the firm selected by the Port Authority to celebrate Saarinen’s masterpiece and reopen it to the public, is advancing a privately-funded $265 million plan to rehabilitate the national landmark to its original splendor and deliver the first on-site, world-class airport hotel at JFK International Airport. Through a $65 million investment, MCR Development will preserve the iconic terminal for the public to enjoy. Expected to be complete in 2018, the redevelopment plan will include a museum focusing on New York City as the birthplace of the Jet Age, the storied history of TWA Airlines, and the Midcentury Modern design movement.
Sounds tempting? You bet, for you and me and, apparently, 10,000 more people! (or more – I just ballparked the #)
Yesterday dragged myself home, exhausted. Memory card filled, battery died – had to buy a pack on the run between two sites. Saw lots of beautiful, amazing things – promise to load pics later. Didn’t di my weekend chores, house is covered with dust, started laundry at 11pm, went to bed at 1am: happy as a bird. Now came back from Pilates, emptied camera’s memory and leaving again for Day 2.
Traditional announcement: tomorrow and Sunday Open House NY invites you to hundreds of publicly-accessible sites all around the city.
[And those of you who were lucky enough to register for a tour at Renwick hotel: you’ll meet me wearing volunteer’ T-shirt. See you tomorrow afternoon!]
Want to come for a leisurely walk in Battery Park? The grasses and wild roses smell wonderful, there is a breeze, tourists are tired and too bewildered to elbow you – and Seaglass Carousel is opened for a whole week already!
See more in my Flickr album, or in a right-margin window at the bottom.