Ms. Clifford’s cause is the colossal red, purple, sapphire and white stained-glass window that has greeted travelers at American Airlines Terminal 8 ever since the terminal opened in 1960 at Kennedy Airport, then known as Idlewild. The abstract modern glass facade, 23 feet high and as long as a football field, was designed by the artist Robert Sowers to create a kind of Jet Age cathedral, and when installed it was the world’s largest stained-glass structure. But for the past year it has been threatened with demolition, and its fate will be decided in the next six weeks, according to Charles Wilson, an American Airlines spokesman.
In a Jet-Age Cathedral, a Lonely Crusade to Save a Window
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