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New York’s TWA Flight Center Luxury Hotel

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The TWA Flight Center was created as a beacon of modernity for the United States’ jet age, but it has stood as a landmark only for quite some time now. Thankfully, it may be reborn as Hotelier Andre Balazs’ Standard Fight Center.

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Balazs will develop Eero Saarinen’s artful architecture into a his dream: a luxury hotel. Balazs currently owns Standard, High Line & Top of the Standard and Le Bain in NYC’s Meatpacking district. Reportedly, the Eero Saarinen terminal will eventually become a hotel and conference center, retail space, spa and fitness center and flight museum, among other things.

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Balazs tells Page Six, “It is a great honor to be entrusted with the preservation and revitalization of this masterpiece by my personal architectural hero.”

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We’re excited to see the new plan and whether the proposal will gain final approval.

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