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News October 2012

TWA Flight Center draws impressive crowd on OHNY Weekend

October 13, 2012

On Sunday October 7, over a thousand people passed through Eero Saarinen’s TWA Flight Center at Kennedy Airport, taking advantage of a rare opportunity to see the Modern landmark, which has been closed for over a decade. NY/Tri-State co-sponsored the six-hour event with the Open House New York organization and the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey as part of the 10th annual Open House New York Weekend. Eleven of our dedicated volunteers served as docents, helping visitors understand the history of this iconic building and its recent restoration. This was also our chapter’s addition to nationwide DOCOMOMO US Tour Day.

Thanks to our great docents and to everyone who came!

TWA Flight Center on OHNY day, October 7. photo: John Arbuckle
DOCOMOMO NY/Tri-State docents. L to R, John Morris Dixon, Meredith Bzdak, Djuro Villaran Rokovich and Carol Dixon. photo: John Arbuckle
Visitors in the main terminal area, viewed from the bridge. photo: K. Randall