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Historic JFK terminal gets new life as luxury hotel

2 years 5 months 1 week ago Wednesday, May 15 2019 May 15, 2019 May 15, 2019 9:51 AM May 15, 2019 in News - AP National

NEW YORK (AP) - The famous winged TWA terminal at New York's John F. Kennedy Airport has come out of its decades-long retirement with a new life as a luxury hotel.

Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo was on hand Wednesday for the ribbon cutting ceremony.

The Finnish architect Eero Saarinen (EHR'-oh SAHR'-ih-nehn) didn't have a hotel in mind when he designed the futuristic structure that opened in 1962.

Those were the heady jet-age days of the first space flights and President John F. Kennedy's promise of a moon landing.

Now, hospitality executive Tyler Morse hopes the proximity to the airport will draw travelers who don't want to fight nightmarish traffic to catch their flights.

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