Tour TWA Hotel at Kennedy Airport with original airline employees


>>>IT HAS BEEN AN EMPTY EMBARRASSMENT AT JFK FOR OVER 17 YEARS. WE ARE TALKING ABOUT THE FORMER TWA TERMINAL THAT SHUT DOWN ONE MONTH AFTER THE TERROR ATTACKS IN 2001. IT IS A RIBBON CUTTING FOR THE REIMAGINED AND RECONFIGURED STRUCTURE. THIS IS NOT YOUR FATHER’S MAC — TWA TERMINAL. >>Reporter: THE TWA HOTEL AT THE JFK AIRPORT WAS OPEN FOR BUSINESS. YOU SEE 18 YEARS AGO THE TWA FLIGHT CENTER CLOSED AFTER THE AIRLINE WENT BELLY UP. AFTER ROUGHLY $270 MILLION FACELIFT THE ARCHITECTURAL MASTERPIECE IS COMPLETE. >>IF YOU BLUE INTERNATIONAL, WHICH I DID, YOU WERE OUT OF THIS BUILDING. >>Reporter: THAT HAS 1968, AND AT THE TIME, CALLED AN AIR HOSTESS. SHE SAID THEY WERE IN EXTREMELY TIGHTKNIT GROUP. >>I DON’T EVEN KNOW HOW TO TELL YOU ABOUT IT BECAUSE FEW COMPANIES HAVE THAT TOGETHERNESS AND FEELING OF FAMILY. >>Reporter: BUILT IN 1962 THE STARK WHITE BUILDING WITH NO RIGHT ANGLES DESIGNED BY THE ARCHITECT DURING THE RESTORATION WITH ICONIC PIECES LIKE THIS. IT IS THE ORIGINAL ARRIVAL AND DEPARTURE BOARD THAT WERE PRESERVED. >>I HAD THE PRIVILEGE TO BE OUT THE ELIZABETH TAYLOR WHEN SHE CAME TO DO CLEOPATRA. WHEN SHE FLEW SHE WOULD STEP IN HERE WITH HER ENTOURAGE. SHE IS VERY POLITE. SHE CAME IN WITH 10 CARS OF LUGGAGE. >>Reporter: THIS IS THE 1958 VINTAGE PLANE AND INSIDE IS THE BAR. THE TERMINAL IS THE BACKDROP FOR THIS SCENE OF CATCH ME IF YOU CAN, AND THE SECOND HOME FOR THOSE OFTEN FLYING WITH

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