The Trans World Flight Center is in the Central Terminal Area.
Courtesy MCR Development The Trans World Flight Center is in the Central Terminal Area.

The 1962, Eero Saarinen–designed Trans World Flight Center terminal at the John F. Kennedy International Airport will officially live on as the TWA Hotel, with an expected opening in late 2018. The New York Times reports that the National Register–listed structure, vacant for the past 15 years, is being redeveloped in a private–public partnership between New York City–based MCR Development and the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey with the help of local design firms Beyer Blinder Belle and Lubrano Ciavarra Architects.

The $265 million project will include a restoration of the iconic terminal entrance—outfitted with restaurant, reception, and event space—and two new, six-story buildings that will house 505 guestrooms. More information on the project will be announced on Dec. 15.

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