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Pan Am Worldport


With the dust still settling from the demolition last October of I.M. Pei’s Terminal 6, aka the “Sundrome,” we turn our attention to another Jet Age terminal at JFK Airport that appears destined for the same fate. The clock is ticking loudly for the 1960 Pan Am Worldport and its 4-acre cantilevered “flying saucer” roof. In August 2010 the Port Authority of NY/NJ, together with Delta Airlines, released plans that call for the terminal’s demolition in 2013 to make way for more aircraft parking. Referred to as Terminal 3 today, the Worldport currently serves Delta’s international flights.... MORE

Pan Am Terminal, 1961 photo: John Proctor

Every two years the World Monuments Fund (WMF) releases a list of Watch Sites to focus attention on international cultural heritage sites that are at risk from the forces of nature and the impact of social, political, and economic change. The 2012 List highlights 67 sites in 41 countries. Of only six sites selected in the United States, four are located in New York state, and of those four, three are Modern!... MORE

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