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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 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 won the coveted RIBA Royal Gold Medal in 2010 so it would be rather ironic if this classic JKF building was demolished this year.
Key recent Building designed by I.M. Pei:
Museum of Islamic Art, Doha, Qatar
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
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
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(at)e-architect.co.uk
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TWA Building architect : Eero Saarinen
TWA Building Redevelopment architect : Gensler
Key Buildings designed by I.M.Pei:
Pyramide du Louvre, Paris, France
Pei Cobb Freed & Partners
photo © adrian welch
Bank of China Tower, Hong Kong
I.M. Pei & Partners, Sherman Kung & Associates Architects Ltd
image © Andrew McRae
Bank of China Hong Kong – tallest building in Asia from 1989-92
American Airport Buildings – Selection
Indianapolis Airport Terminal, Indiana
photo : Sam Fentress / HOK
Spaceport America, New Mexico
image : Foster + Partners
New York Architecture
photograph © Andrew McRae
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