In 2015, when Open House New York last opened the TWA Flight Center at JFK Airport for OHNY Weekend, more than 8,000 people visited the building over the course of four hours. This extraordinary turnout substantiates TWA’s claim as one of New York City’s greatest works of architecture and is a testament to the enduring genius of its architect, Eero Saarinen.
Open House New York invites you to a special advance screening of Eero Saarinen: The Architect Who Saw the Future, the Season 30 finale of THIRTEEN’s American Masters series. The film follows Eric Saarinen — Eero’s son, who also served as the director of photography and co-producer — as he visits the sites of his father’s work, including Dulles International Airport; the Gateway Arch, St. Louis; and TWA (with footage from OHNY Weekend). Shot with the latest in drone technology, the film showcases the architect’s body of timeless work in stunning 6K for the first time.
Following the screening, join the film’s producer and director, Peter Rosen, in a Q&A with Jayne Merkel, author of Eero Saarinen (Phaidon Press, 2014).
American Masters — Eero Saarinen: The Architect Who Saw the Future is a co-production of Peter Rosen Productions, Inc., THIRTEEN’s American Masters for WNET, and Detroit Public Television in association with YLE.