Last week I took a flight from JFK to San Francisco and was lucky enough to fly from the old TWA Terminal 5 (now JetBlue main hub). The TWA Terminal was designed by iconic designer Eero Saarinen and opened in 1962 and now it is in the National Registry of Historic Places.
The terminal was coined “The Grand Central of the Jet Age” and ushered in a new era of sky travel. After the financial trouble iconic TWA terminal was finally closed in October 2001.
It is always interesting to see past design reflect their idea of the future. Remember the flying car that’s supposed to be around in the year 2000? Well that didn’t happen.
In 2002 the TWA terminal was one of the location for Steven Spielberg’s Catch Me If You Can starring Lenardo Dicaprio and the 1974 Charles Bronson movie Death Wish.
One of the coolest thing is the arrival tube. Check out the photos: