TWA Terminal

John F. Kennedy International Airport - formerly Idlewild

TWA Terminal
Architect: Eero Saarinen
Address: John F. Kennedy International Airport, Queens, New York, USA
Price:15 000 000 USD

"All the curves, all the spaces and elements right down to the shape of the signs, display boards, railings and check-in desks were to be of a matching nature. We wanted passengers passing through the building to experience a fully-designed environment, in which each part arises from another and everything belongs to the same formal world."
Peter Gössel, Gabriele Leuthauser: Architecture in the Twentieth Century, Taschen, Köln 2001, p.250

"We should stop thinking of our individual buildings. We should take the advice my father gave me, 'Always look at the next larger thing.' When the problem is a building, we should look at the spaces and relationships that that building creates with others....In the process [the architect] will gradually formulate strong convictions about outdoor space―the beauty of the space between the buildings―and if he does, he will carry his conviction on to his most important challenge―how to build cities."
Allan Temko: Eero Saarinen, George Braziller Publishers, New York 1962, p.26
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