Back to the future: New York’s TWA Hotel is a stylish work in progress

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Back to the future: New York’s TWA Hotel is a stylish work in progress

Visitors arrive in the main lobby of the TWA Hotel at New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport on May 15.
The TWA terminal at New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport came out of retirement to open as a hotel on May 15.
The TWA terminal at New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport is now open as a hotel. The Finnish architect Eero Saarinen didn’t have a hotel in mind when he designed the futuristic structure that opened in 1962. The AirTrain, which links terminals to the subway system, passes in front of the hotel.
Pierre Theodore, wearing a vintage TWA uniform, opens the door for visitors for the opening of the TWA Hotel at New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport.
People walk through the lobby of the famous winged TWA terminal at New York’s John F. Kennedy Airport. The Eero Saarinen-designed terminal has opened as a hotel.
A room at the TWA Hotel at New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport has a view of the Eero Saarinen-designed terminal.
Tables are set for visitors in the Paris Café during the opening of the TWA Hotel at New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport.
Susan Meekma Stevens, who was hired as a TWA stewardess in 1970, poses for photos in front of a Lockheed Constellation outside the newly opened TWA Hotel at New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport.
Pearls Daily wears a vintage TWA stewardess uniform while greeting visitors to the TWA Hotel at New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport.
Gabriel Alvarez poses for a photo in an early TWA pilot’s uniform while greeting visitors and guests for the opening of the TWA Hotel at New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport.
Mercia Clerge, wearing a vintage TWA uniform, poses for a photo next to a stairway to a Lockheed Constellation for the opening of the TWA Hotel at New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport.

Back to the future: New York’s TWA Hotel is a stylish work in progress

Visitors arrive in the main lobby of the TWA Hotel at New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport on May 15.
The TWA terminal at New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport came out of retirement to open as a hotel on May 15.
The TWA terminal at New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport is now open as a hotel. The Finnish architect Eero Saarinen didn’t have a hotel in mind when he designed the futuristic structure that opened in 1962. The AirTrain, which links terminals to the subway system, passes in front of the hotel.
Pierre Theodore, wearing a vintage TWA uniform, opens the door for visitors for the opening of the TWA Hotel at New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport.
People walk through the lobby of the famous winged TWA terminal at New York’s John F. Kennedy Airport. The Eero Saarinen-designed terminal has opened as a hotel.
A room at the TWA Hotel at New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport has a view of the Eero Saarinen-designed terminal.
Tables are set for visitors in the Paris Café during the opening of the TWA Hotel at New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport.
Susan Meekma Stevens, who was hired as a TWA stewardess in 1970, poses for photos in front of a Lockheed Constellation outside the newly opened TWA Hotel at New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport.
Pearls Daily wears a vintage TWA stewardess uniform while greeting visitors to the TWA Hotel at New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport.
Gabriel Alvarez poses for a photo in an early TWA pilot’s uniform while greeting visitors and guests for the opening of the TWA Hotel at New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport.
Mercia Clerge, wearing a vintage TWA uniform, poses for a photo next to a stairway to a Lockheed Constellation for the opening of the TWA Hotel at New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport.
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