Love it or hate it, New York‘s John F. Kennedy Airport (JFK) could use a few modern upgrades here and there. Boasting the architectural aesthetic of the “Jet Age” that reigned supreme in the 1960’s and 70’s, JFK is now trading in one of their flying saucer terminals for a new generation of modern spaces that reflect a future of innovation. But if you think that Eero Saarinen‘s iconic TWA Flight Center is on its way out, don’t worry, the structure that’s become synonymous with 60’s optimism is here to stay. Instead, the former Pan Am Worldport and Terminal 4 will soon be completely revamped by world famous architecture firm SOM. SOM’s cutting edge design will add nearly half a million square feet of high-flying space, and 9 shiny new international gates to the Delta network. But if you’re dying to see what future holds for air travel in 2013 now, no need to seek out a crystal ball, just hit the video above for an animated fly-through tour of SOM’s incredible new design!
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