Façade Installation Starts for TWA Hotels at JFK Airport, Queens

Entry to TWA Hotel rendering, by MCR DevelopmentEntry to TWA Hotel rendering, by MCR Development

Construction of the two-structure TWA Hotel, flanking the historic TWA terminal, has made significant progress since our last update in December. Photos from the site reveal that one of the hotel towers is nearly fully covered with its façade, and that the second tower has topped-out.

TWA Hotel, image by Max Touhey

TWA Hotel, image by Max Touhey

According to the developers, the façade will be composed of a seven-layered soundproof glass, shielding guests from the nearby airport’s plane traffic. Once complete, the owners anticipate that the building will be considered as having the quietest hotel rooms in the world.

TWA Hotel Facade, image by Max Touhey

TWA Hotel Facade, image by Max Touhey

The structure will yield 505 new rooms in all, alongside a rooftop pool, 10,000 square feet for an observation deck, 50,000 square feet of meeting and event space, eight bars and food venues, and a TWA museum.

MCR and Morse Development are responsible for preserving the Eero Saarinen-designed terminal for repurposed use. The building will function as a 200,000 square foot hotel lobby, accessible for hotel guests and visitors by way of AirTrain.

TWA Hotel closeup of facade, image by Max Touhey

TWA Hotel closeup of facade, image by Max Touhey

Beyer Blinder Belle and Lubrano Ciavarra Architects are responsible for designing the hotel.

TWA Hotel, image by Max Touhey

TWA Hotel, image by Max Touhey

Completion is expected as soon as spring of 2019. At the current rate of construction, this hardly seems ambitious.

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3 Comments on "Façade Installation Starts for TWA Hotels at JFK Airport, Queens"

  1. Please pardon me for using your space: Spyglass to construction I know it is beautiful.

  2. i would call it a ‘wing’ of the hotel more than a ‘tower’. It’s a bit low to be called a tower, wouldn’t you say?

  3. Joe the plumber | April 16, 2018 at 5:47 pm | Reply

    Exactly, this is not a tower. And that’s ok.

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