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Former TWA Hub At JFK To Transform Into Luxury Hotel

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An iconic Queens building is set to take off in another direction after being closed for more than 10 years.

The former TWA Flight Center at John F. Kennedy International Airport was open to the public this weekend during Open House New York.

Plans are set to transform the former travel hub into a luxury boutique hotel.

Port Authority representative Jim Steven told NY1 that the landmark building will stay true to its 1960s roots.

"I think they're very much in sync with returning this to 1962, to 1972, bringing back the Lisbon lounge, the Paris café, and making the experience what it was back when TWA first opened," Steven said.

The flight center was designed by Finnish architect Eero Saarinen and completed in 1962.

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