Bids to redevelop the iconic Eero Saarinen-design TWA terminal at JFK Airport are due to the Port Authority on October 14, and Conde Nast Traveler reports that the Donald is among the interested parties. Sources told the magazine the Trump was spotted checking out the jet age landmark, but no one from his camp would comment.
Sources also said that Yotel, Related Companies, and Marriott will bid on the site, where a deal with famed hotelier Andres Balazs fell through earlier this year. Since the building has landmarked protections, any redevelopment must preserve original Saarinen features, like the curved staircases, indoor fountain and "built-in leather banquettes." Additionally, the original windowless concrete tubes may still be used to connect the check-in area with the terminal. But the public doesn't need to wait until a hotel opens to see inside the space; for the fourth year in a row, the terminal will be open for tours during Open House New York.
· Trump Eyes TWA Terminal at JFK for Possible Airport Hotel [CNT]
· All TWA Terminal coverage [Curbed]