Tuesday, November 15, 2011
R.I.P. Terminal 6
A few days back we were administering the last rites to JFK's Terminal 6. And now, it is gone forever. I.M Pei's Sundrome got knocked down not long ago, leaving a modernist hole in both the airport and our hearts. Pretty sad day for all fans of modernism and architectural diversity in our major institutions. The new function for the site will be an extension of Terminal 5 and additional boarding gates and aircraft parking. Sigh.
Posted by Queens Crapper at 12:09 AM
Labels: airport, demolition, I.M. Pei, JFK
sad to see it go, but at least T5 was (mostly) saved.
I am all for saving true great modern works, but in an airport setting, i know thats hard to do.
Which one was this? What airline originally occupied it?
It was built and used for National Airlines first.
Kennedy Airport down to the name is flawed. It easily conjures up images of Soviet era architecture and service: bleek and more bleakness!
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