If last week’s groundbreaking at the TWA Flight Center has you super excited to see it become a hotel, you may want to tune into PBS on Tuesday, December 27, at 8 p.m., for Eero Saarinen: The Architect Who Saw the Future. The hour-long documentary about the Flight Center’s visionary designer is the latest in the American Masters series, which previously turned its lens on Saarinen’s early collaborator, Charles Eames. If none of that gets you excited, well then: Moby did the music?
We haven’t heard much about TWA Flight Center since we took our last look inside of it during Open House NY last year, but progress is finally being made on the hotel that will restore Eero Saarinen’s majestic structure to its Jet Age glory and open it to the public after more than 15 years of disuse. Today Governor Andrew Cuomo and other elected officials gathered to break ground on the TWA Hotel, set to open at the end of 2018.