Gallery: TWA Flight Center During Open House New York Weekend

– Nicolas Lemery Nantel

Open House New York brings New Yorkers together for a shared experience of the city, and no building exemplifies this mission quite like the TWA Flight Center.

For many years after the TWA Flight Center shuttered in 2001—while the building sat vacant, its future uncertain—the only way the public could experience its iconic flight tubes, penny tiles, and chili pepper red carpet was the one day a year it opened its doors for Open House New York Weekend.

During the 2015 Open House New York Weekend, the last time the TWA Flight Center was open to the public before hotel construction began, more than 10,000 people visited the building in the space of four hours—an Open House New York Weekend record!

On June 5, Open House New York will celebrate the restoration of Eero Saarinen’s landmark and give the 2019 Open City Award to the TWA Hotel. Join us to support Open House New York’s mission to open doors across the city.

For more information about the Open City Award, visit or contact us at or 212.991.6470 x110.