JFK Airport Terminal 6, Sundrome – John F Kennedy Airport

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JFK Airport Terminal 6 New York – Sundrome

JFK Sundrome Building : Major Transportation Building, United States of America

23 Jun 2010

JFK Airport Terminal 6 Building

Sundrome pavilion – Key 20th Century Architecture

Status: unused since 2008, due for demolition early 2011

Date built: 1970

Architect: I.M. Pei

JFK Airport Terminal 6
JFK Sundrome interior – photo from PCFP

JFK Terminal 6 – Sundrome Pavilion Demoliton

Campaign for reprieve re John F. Kennedy International Airport Terminal 6 demolition.

Proposal to demolish Sundrome building at JFK by The Port Authority of New York.

Area: 66,000 sqft

Reputedly the JFK Sundrome was the first airport structure to use glass as a primary construction material. Previously the campaign to save JFK Terminal 5 was successful
thus giving the Save Terminal 6 campaigners some hope. However the Sundrome is not desginated a landmark by the NY Landmarks Preservation Commission.

I.M. Pei

I. M. Pei won the coveted RIBA Royal Gold Medal in 2010 so it would be rather ironic if this classic JKF building was demolished this year.

I. M. Pei
I. M. Pei

Key recent Building designed by I.M. Pei:

Museum of Islamic Art, Doha, Qatar
2008
Museum of Islamic Art Doha
photo : Courtesy of the Museum of Islamic Art
Museum of Islamic Art Doha

JFK Airport Terminal 5 Building

Trans World Airlines Flight Center, JFK Airport, Jamaica, USA
1962
Eero Saarinen, Architect

Full Title: John F Kennedy International Airport

Wonderful organic architecture in a style that went out of fashion but at the start of the 21st century.

jetblue – Terminal 5: extension & redevelopment of former TWA Building
2008
Gensler
Location: JFK – John F Kennedy International Airport
Works with Eero Saarinen’s TWA Flight Center – closed in 2001
Previously jetblue was in the Sundrome building at JFK by I.M. Pei.

Comments re JFK Terminal demolitions welcome at info@e-architect.co.uk

I. M. Pei architect


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TWA Building architect : Eero Saarinen

TWA Building Redevelopment architect : Gensler

New York Architecture Tours

Key Buildings designed by I.M.Pei:

Pyramide du Louvre, Paris, France
Pei Cobb Freed & Partners
Louvre Pyramid
photo © adrian welch

Louvre Pyramid

Bank of China Tower, Hong Kong
I.M. Pei & Partners, Sherman Kung & Associates Architects Ltd
Bank of China Hong Kong
image © Andrew McRae
Bank of China Hong Kong – tallest building in Asia from 1989-92

American Airport Buildings – Selection

Indianapolis Airport Terminal, Indiana
Indianapolis Airport Terminal
photo : Sam Fentress / HOK

Spaceport America, New Mexico
Spaceport America  New Mexico
image : Foster + Partners

Mineta San Jose Airport

New York Architect Studios

New York Architecture News

Airport Buildings

New York Architecture
Rockefeller Center Manhattan
photograph © Andrew McRae

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John F Kennedy Airport Terminal New York

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