The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey has renewed its push to turn the vacant TWA Flight Center at John F. Kennedy Airport into a hotel, according to a request for proposals posted on the Port Authority’s website last Friday.
Following the breakdown of negotiations with hotelier André Balazs earlier this year, the call for bids will restart the redevelopment process for the building designed by modernist airport master Eero Saarinen and originally opened in 1962.
The Port Authority of New York & New Jersey announced $90 million in improvements for its 64-year-old bus terminal yesterday.
“The functionally obsolete facility no longer meets the transportation needs of the hundreds of thousands of riders that pass through the terminal every day, and the Port Authority is committed to identifying comprehensive improvements within the context of its existing Capital Plan,” according to a joint prepared statement by Port Authority Executive Director Pat Foye and Deputy Executive Director Deborah Gramiccioni. “This initiative will make interim improvements to the terminal as the agency explores a program to deliver a redeveloped facility.”
Top management for Port Authority of New York and New Jersey’s are expected to go in front of a joint assembly of the New York Senate’s transportation committee and the New Jersey Assembly next month to field questions on why the bi-state agency was undercharging John F. Kennedy Airport tenants like British Airways an Delta Airlines for utilities, Read More