TWA Flight Center

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The TWA Flight Center is located at the John F. Kennedy International Airport. This building is extraordinary because it’s distinct shape, both inside and outside. This is one of Eero Saarinens best designs.  The shape of the building reminds of the heads of cobra snakes.

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This is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, a well deserving spot. The thin-shell structure of the building helps provide the curvature nature of the ceiling. This same technique is used in making hulls of boats and tall buildings.

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Even the interior of the building is breathtaking. The arched ceiling gives the interior a cave-like feeling. However glass windows provide ample prevent the people from feeling weighed in. It’s airy and bright.  Saarinens futuristic design choices are prominent in every curvature. And I have a feeling he treated this monument as a sculpture, a work of art, rather than plain old horizontal building up in the air.

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