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Tue 23.9.

Crowd funding for long-overdue book on iconic TWA Terminal

Posted by Sophie Loschert on 23.09.2014 - Tagged as:

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Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs Division, Balthazar Korab Archive at the Library of Congress, [LC-DIG-krb-15.032]

The TWA Terminal is one of the best-known buildings of our time. Finally a book on the icon of the 1960s shall be published – you can contribute.

https://www.jfk-international-airport.com/

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Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs Division, Balthazar Korab Archive at the Library of Congress, [krb-15.031]

Though one of the best-known buildings, it is still missing a monograph. Furthermore, a critical assessment of its origin and building process has been entirely lacking too. Even though from day one it was outdated and unable to process the growing number of passengers, it has been considered a Jet Age icon. Flying was the future, flying was exciting and glamorous. This is what architect Eero Saarinen wanted to express with his exclusive building for TransWorld Airlines (TWA) at New York’s JFK airport.

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Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs Division, Balthazar Korab Archive at the Library of Congress, [krb-00610]

«Designing TWA» shatters this myth for the first time.The book will contain almost 200 pages and will be published by Park Books, the international platform for architecture books of the renowned publishers Scheidegger & Spiess, in English and German in 2015.

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Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs Division, Balthazar Korab Archive at the Library of Congress, [LC-DIG-krb-15.027]

Architonic supports the project. You can also contribute to make it a success: The production costs of 40,000 Swiss Francs (USD 43,000) are being raised through crowd funding partly. Come on board and make your contribution! So that the long-overdue book on this building from a time when flying was still a stylish affair can finally be realized.

https://www.jfk-international-airport.com/