TWA Hotel at JFK airport feels straight out of the '60s
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June 24, 2019 - by KATHRYN B. CREEDY for latimes.com
"West Side Story" won the best picture Oscar. "The Jetsons" made its debut. Pat Brown defeated Richard Nixon in the California governor's race.
And in New York, Eero Saarinen's TWA Flight Center opened at JFK airport, then known as Idlewild Airport.
That was the world in 1962. Now, the Flight Center has returned after two decades, reincarnated as the TWA Hotel, JFK's first on-airport hotel.
Tyler Morse, chief executive of MCR/Morse Development, brought together nearly two dozen government agencies and state and federal landmark commissions to bring the gull-winged flight center, which he describes as Saarinen's "cathedral to aviation," back to life...