Share Your TWA Flight Center Memories

Do you have a memory of the TWA Flight Center you’d like to share? Open House New York and Urban Archive have teamed up to launch TWA Stories, a new initiative to capture the site-specific personal histories embedded in this modernist masterpiece.

Hailed as the “Grand Central of the Jet Age,” Eero Saarinen’s landmark building welcomed hundreds of thousands of travelers to JFK Airport from 1962 through 2001. Whether you first experienced the chili pepper red-carpeted flight tubes as a traveler in the ‘60s, or as an OHNY Weekend visitor, including in 2015 when more than 10,000 people toured the building, we invite you to submit your memories in the form of photographs and personal stories.

Submissions will be accepted between April 1 and April 22. At the end of the month, Urban Archive and Open House New York will select 10 photographs and stories to add to Urban Archive’s permanent, citywide archival collection and to feature on Open House New York’s digital channels. Selected photographs will be announced on May 15, 2019. All individuals who submit will be entered to win one of five Open House New York memberships.


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