Our Plans For openhousenewyork

Last week I wrote about openhousenewyork (OHNY) weekend, a weekend when access to sites all over the city are made available for tours and visits to the public.

I’ve participated in OHNY a few times but missed out last year due to a trip to Saratoga, NY over the same weekend.

There is one tour that I’ve been wanting to take part in but I’ve never had a chance. Luckily reservations are not needed so this year I will finally visit the TWA Flight Center.

Screen Shot 2013-10-06 at 9.57.41 AMThe TWA Flight Center at JFK Airport will be open for a visit on Sunday, October 13 from 11:00 AM- 4:00 PM.

Some info about visiting (from OHNY):

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Restoration, Beyer Blinder Belle Architects & Planners

Directions: From bus or train take AirTrain to JetBlue Terminal. Take escalator or elevator down to ground level. Near Carousel 6 (baggage claim area), enter the TWA Terminal through glass doors. 

One of the most famous icons of mid-century modernism, the original design of the building featured one flight wing (the narrower of the two). In 1969, a second flight wing – known as Flight Wing One and designed by Roche Dinkeloo – was added to accommodate larger aircrafts.
 
opendialogue Jim Steven, Manager of JFK’s Physical Plant and Redevelopment of the Port Authority of NY and NJ will answer questions about the restoration.

Besides the TWA Flight Center we might visit another site or two that do not require reservations.

There were a few tours and experiences that I wanted to take part in which required booking in advance for a $5 fee. By the time I got home from work on the day reservations became available, all of those things were fully booked.

Have you ever attended OHNY and/ or do you plan to this year?

Photo Credit: TWA Flight Center- openhousenewyork (OHNY)

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