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The Connie parked behind the main terminal converted into a lounge is what got me.  Hope they don't get rid of this.  Keeping something like that around in a cold climate like NY doesn't seem plausible for the long run.

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2 hours ago, Dillon said:

The Connie parked behind the main terminal converted into a lounge is what got me.  Hope they don't get ride of this.  Keeping something like that around in a cold climate like NY doesn't seem plausible for the long run.

Can't be too hard since we also have the Intrepid museum here.

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1 hour ago, StAgre said:

Can't be too hard since we also have the Intrepid museum here.

True, just hoping they keep this terminal the way it is now.  I’ll have to make it a point to visit KJFK and stay at this hotel...  I bet the original designers had no idea how forward thinking they were at the time where future generations preserved their work even when the design of today drifted from what was predicted.  The appreciation of their art is still relevant.  To bad the same can’t be said of Pan Am’s old terminal.  A rework of that would have been amazing as well.  They could have returned that star design back to its old glory.

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So glad to see this terminal, which I have been thru several times on my way to and from Europe, used for a purpose and saved for posterity.

John

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To have a restaurant in the hotel serving meals that TWA served in first class. Lobster Cardinale, Cornish Hen Veronique, Filet Mignon, Lamb Chops. Info based from an early 1960's TWA ad. Vip service all the way.!!!!!!!!!

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I am wondering the Connie was the one that was formally used at Toronto International Airport as a bar, here is an article on that one:
https://www.blogto.com/city/2015/11/toronto_used_to_have_a_cocktail_bar_in_an_old_airplane/

Edit: Never mind I found what happened to it:
http://www.museumofflight.org/aircraft/lockheed1049g-super-constellation

Edited by Matthew Kane

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I think it is great that the structure was saved, restored, and turned into a hotel.  This is a far better fate for such a landmark than being razed. 

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On 5/17/2019 at 7:41 AM, stans said:

I think it is great that the structure was saved, restored, and turned into a hotel.  This is a far better fate for such a landmark than being razed. 

Honestly it's a good thing it didn't survive as a Terminal - the World Port was so awful by the end that even I was happy to see it torn down and replaced.

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