TWA Flight Center


TWA Flight Center

Eero Saarinen’s original design featured a prominent wing-shaped thin shell roof over the head-house (or main terminal); unusual tube-shaped departure-arrival corridors, originally wrapped in red carpet; and tall windows enabling expansive views departing and arriving jets. The concrete shell, which inspired Saarinen to develop curved-edge ceramic tiles conforming to the curvilinear shapes. The design straddles Futurism, Googie and Fantastic architecture.


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