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The iconic building has been vacant for over 14 years, but according to a previous MCR press release, the $265 million renovation process will aim for a “complete rehabilitation of the national landmark to its 1962 glory.” However, architectural adaptive reuse is never easy; renovating the old terminal means having to remediate asbestos as well as installing new mechanical systems.

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Accordingly, MCR Development, which is no stranger to renovating historic buildings, is reportedly working with “preservation-minded” design firm Beyer Blinder Belle to design the two six-story crescent-shaped buildings that will hold the hotel’s 505 rooms.

The two buildings will be located behind the historic headhouse, which will be revamped with bright red carpeting to welcome visitors and guests. Once complete, Saarinen’s historic terminal will be returned to its former glory, but with a contemporary hotel, restaurants, a nightclub, event space, and even a food court.

The TWA Hotel is expected to open in late 2018.

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Via Curbed NY

Photography by Max Touhey