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Architecture Travel: Saarinen's T5 to Open This Fall
Late yesterday, New York's Port Authority, which controls JFK, announced that they'd spend $19 million to help fix up Eero Saarinen's iconic TWA terminal. That's great news for JetBlue, which has been hyping the landmark as an integral part of its new Terminal 5 at the airport. The airline's newly constructed building sits right behind the Saarinen structure, and a JetBlue spokesman tells us that the two will be connected.
At this early stage, the airline isn't disclosing any other plans for the historic terminal, though it's previously said that check-in kiosks will be available there. Given the building's age, we're wondering if it'll be wired for laptop-toting travelers or offer that famously free JetBlue WiFi. (Wireless will be available in the new half of T5.)
There's a lot of less technical work to be done, too, before the 46-year-old building reopens, including removing asbestos and repairing floors, doors and the roof. The Port Authority hopes to have that wrapped up by the time JetBlue moves into its new home this fall.