The Port Authority issued a request for qualifications a few weeks ago for JFK's Terminal 5, the Eero Saarinen-designed terminal that the Port Authority hopes to turn into a boutique hotel lobby. To show developers the high-end potential of the noisy site crammed up against JetBlue's new Terminal 5, the Port Authority hosted a site visit earlier this month, and the Journal mines the list for intel on just who might be in line to redevelop this thing. One name that showed up: Andre Balazs, developer of the Standard and the man most recently seen "poking around" at the Hotel Chelsea. Also on the list: Lambs Club renovator WQB Architecture and W Hoboken developer Ironstate Development, but we're holding out hope for Balazs.
· Standard Hotel at JFK Airport? [WSJ]
· JFK's Landmark Airport Terminal Could Become a Hotel Lobby [Curbed]