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On November 6, the lighting designers from One Lux and Cooley Monato Studio guided guests of the IESNYC and DLFNY on a tour of the restored and new spaces of one of New York’s iconic and much beloved buildings demonstrating how lighting contributed to this significant project.

Eero Saarinen’s 1962 TWA Flight Center at JFK, which epitomized the Jet Age, and lay vacant since 2001, reopened to the public on May 15, 2019 as the highly anticipated TWA Hotel at JFK International Airport. Beyer Blinder Belle (BBB) played a central role in creating a second life for the historic building and as project and preservation architect, restored and transformed the structure for MCR Development. One Lux Studio designed the lighting for what was the Flight Center and is now the hotel's reception space in addition to the building exteriors, being faithful to preserving Saarinen’s design, while using updated fixtures. Flanking the terminal are the hotel’s two new wings, designed by Lubrano Ciavarra with Stonehill Taylor providing the interior design for the guest rooms and lobbies. Below grade is a conference center, designed by INC Architecture & Design, that contains a a banquet hall and multiple meeting rooms. Cooley Monato Studio designed the lighting for both the hotel and the event spaces, keeping the spirit of ’60 alive for our modern age.

View More Images of the Tour at the IESNYC Photo Gallery >

Above Left: DLFNY President Francesca Bastinanini and IESNYC VP Pete Jacobson 
Above Right: Presenter Rob Merow, associate, One Lux Studio

Above Left: Presenter Andressa Lopes, principal, Cooley Monator Studio
Top Right: Presenter Emily Monato, founding principal, Cooley Monato Studio

Above Left: Presenter Jack Bailey, partner, One Lux Studio



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