Developers Sought For Hotel At JFK Airport

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — Developers are being sought for plans that would turn the vacant TWA terminal at Kennedy Airport into the centerpiece of a boutique hotel.

The once-glamorous terminal was designed by modernist Eero Saarinen, whose works include the St. Louis Gateway Arch.

The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey envisions a 150-room hotel in the space between the old TWA terminal and the new JetBlue building.

Executive Director Chris Ward tells The Wall Street Journal that the plans could result in a hotel with the “hippest, coolest-looking front office.”

The agency says construction could finish two years after a developer is signed.

Some hurdles remain. The TWA terminal is a New York City landmark and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

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  • Fred

    Bedbugs included.

  • Claude Von Pequa

    I think that if it is built it will be trendy for a week or two, then fail like the JFK museum that was there for two weeks before being vandalized and reclosed. I don’t believe the building is cursed or anything, I just don’t see the need for another airport hotel in Jamaica. Especially with the bed bug epidemic, this could turn into a Jet Blue bug epidemic.

    But if you must build for progress, to create jobs, and help make us the best country in the world then build independently. Then when an illegal immigrant arrives they can be put right to work and since it will be a hotel, then they can have their family arrive a few months later when the rooms are done.

    • Safepath

      We upstate N Y Agree, rebuild our independent innovative greatness.again and H2O from Car Battery electrified 12v makes reaction in making fumes tubed into air intake of engine to triple Mileage. It will really help us all look good , we need to set a global standard again especially at J.F.K. Int’l Airport

      Just like cross country truckers have done for years, and they joke on the CB radio sometimes who makes more miles on home made natural gas we all learned how to make in grade school for years already.( see many related youtube dot com videos water from gas) thank you kindly, We still trust in God & bless us all.

      • Safepath

        OOPs,…its,…”Water for Gas” sorry ,….videos all over the Internet , sorry we’re busy here. But the Airport would be setting standard in any way we need gas and Get Away From That Crippling Import Energy Too.

  • the bandid

    build union but dont forget to included the mob in the deal, the unions have to pay to have labor pace.

  • Joe Bluecollar

    build union and the price will be double

  • mike

    build union .create jobs for new yorks middle class!

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