Rumors from 2010 speculated that the Worldport was being knocked down to make room for a parking lot. This is only partially wrong. The space will be turned into a parking lot...for Delta airplanes. Currently Delta tugs their jets to another side of JFK airport for parking, but having them just off the gates of Terminal 4 means excellent things for on-time departures.
There's no wrecking ball date set quite yet, though Delta did hint to us today that "early 2014" is a safe bet for a final sayonara to the historic Worldport structure. You've got about seven more months to enjoy it, or notthe building is all leaking roof and overcrowded gate areas. Hence the reason for Delta's bidding it a fond farewell.
Yep, that's a view over the Worldport straight to 1 World Trade Center
We recently took this video from the AirTrain as we approached Terminal 3
An old overhead shot of the Worldport
[Photos and video: Cynthia Drescher/Jaunted]