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Old Posted Feb 10, 2019, 10:17 PM
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TWA Hotel will welcome its first guests in May



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It’s official: The TWA Hotel will start taking reservations on February 14, in anticipation of a soft opening on May 15. According to developer MCR, the only way to book a room will be through the hotel’s official website. Rooms will start at $249/night.

The hotel’s opening will be the culmination of years of work to revive Eero Saarinen’s beloved midcentury landmark. The TWA Flight Center, a stunning example of Space Age architecture, closed in 2001, and has largely been hidden from public view since then, save for a few tours and events here and there.

But a hotel has been in the works for some time: The Port Authority issued several requests for proposals—at one point, Andre Balazs was attached—before awarding the contract to MCR Development in 2015. The firm’s CEO, Tyler Morse, has stated that he wants to bring the Saarinen’s building back to its midcentury glory, while creating more than 500 adjacent rooms that are inspired by the 1960s.

“Restoring the TWA Hotel is a labor of love for our entire team,” Morse said in a statement. “We are counting down the days until the landmark building, dark since 2001, is filled with life again.”

When the hotel opens to the public, it’ll have plenty of nifty amenities: There will be a bevy of restaurants and bars, including a refresh of the terminal’s old Paris Café by Jean-Georges Vongerichten; a rooftop pool and an observation deck; a large amount of event and meeting space; and a cocktail lounge located inside a decommissioned Lockheed Constellation plane, known as Connie.

Reservations open on February 14 at noon; expect the first batch of rooms to get snapped up quickly.
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Whoa!!! Too expensive! I don't think we can stay there. We cannot afford of it. Sorry, Guys!
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Elon Musk’s Boring Co. discussed a JFK transit tunnel with city officials

February 14, 2019


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Elon Musk’s Boring Co. at one point talked with New York City-area officials about connecting John F. Kennedy International Airport with Manhattan directly via tunnel, a route long considered a kind of holy grail for weary transit riders traveling into and out of the city. But regional engineers raised concerns over the Boring Co. tunnel’s feasibility.

Possible problems identified by the engineers included ventilation issues, the potential impact on existing New York tunnels and the logistics of emergency response, according to a person who reviewed the engineers’ report but who asked not to be identified because the matter is private. The report was completed in recent weeks, the person said.

“New York officials informally reached out to us last year to see if our capabilities would be useful to them,” a spokesman for the Boring Co. said. “We get approached by tons of cities who are similarly interested in learning more.” The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey declined to comment.
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Some of the issues flagged by the engineers would affect any new tunnel under the East River, which separates Manhattan from Queens, where the airport is located. But there were also other issues particular to the Boring Co., which proposed a pair of tunnels of less than 14 feet in diameter, about half the width of most one-lane tunnels, the person said. A spokesman for Boring Co. emphasized that its discussions were preliminary and did not rise to the level of a detailed proposal from the company.

The Boring Co. outline called for running autonomous electric vehicles in rapid succession through the tunnels, one for inbound and one for outbound, a concept that is similar to what the company proposed for a project in Chicago and what it outlines on its website. The narrow width keeps tunneling costs and time down, but also raised questions about how emergency response teams would get in and out if necessary, the person said.

On its website, Boring Co. compares its system to subway rail tunnels, saying that like subways, it will have regular emergency exits—but unlike subways, will not have a high-voltage third rail. Exit paths in the tunnel will be “safer and wider” than existing comparable infrastructure, “despite the reduced tunnel diameter,” the site says. It also says that fire risk is low not just because of the lack of a third rail, but because of the tunnel’s non-flammable concrete lining.
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The idea of a nonstop ride between JFK Airport and Manhattan has been studied from time to time since the 1960s. It resurfaced repeatedly in recent decades, particularly under former Governor George Pataki, but has never gained political traction, in part because of the expense. Current New York Governor Andrew Cuomo revived the idea in a speech two years ago.

Today, riders can get to JFK via public transit, but have to transfer from the subway to the AirTrain. That connection to JFK opened in 2003, and links the airport to nearby subway and train stations in Queens. The city also plans to conduct an environmental study for a proposed 1.5-mile tunnel connecting LaGuardia Airport to local public transportation.
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All the NYC area airport redevelopment scheme lack any airside improvements. JFK's airside is a mess (as is LGA's also, but that's another thread.) JFK needs more runways, and more parallel runways, so it can handle more traffic.
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All the NYC area airport redevelopment scheme lack any airside improvements. JFK's airside is a mess (as is LGA's also, but that's another thread.) JFK needs more runways, and more parallel runways, so it can handle more traffic.
YES! You are absolutely right! They needs more runways and reduce the congestion. Because JFK is always delayed all the times. That's waste their time. Those passengers who doesn't like JFK or LGA. They had to be reduce the congestion and ease slot restrictions.

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Cuomo Issues RFI For Port Authority’s Redevelopment Of JFK Central Hub





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Governor Andrew Cuomo has announced a call for ideas in the redevelopment of John F. Kennedy International Airport. The invitation for a request for information by the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey is for the design and development of JFK Central, a roughly 14-acre, mixed-use space within the complex. This is the latest step in Governor Cuomo’s $13-billion plan for the redesign of JFK, which includes two new international terminals with modern passenger amenities, user-friendly ground transportation options, and improved roadway infrastructure to accommodate a projected increase of at least 15 million passengers per year.

JFK Central will be a centrally located commercial and recreational public space that caters to travelers and employees. Possible uses for the mixed-use space include retail and dining, offices, green space, and cultural offerings and events. The plaza will be built on top of the new ground transportation hub in a highly visible public space, accessible from Terminal 1 and Terminal 4.

Applicants can submit ideas and concepts for either the commercial and public space segments, or both.
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Ouch that plane.. tacky, no?

Anyway, the new JFK has some nice plans going on.
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Ouch that plane.. tacky, no?

Anyway, the new JFK has some nice plans going on.
It's supposed to be sort of campy, but it's a great time capsule of 1962. I went a few weeks back, and was amazed at the new TWA Hotel/lobby. Also, the rooftop pool and bar ... wow, planes landing in front of you, the NYC skyline behind you, it was pretty surreal.
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