The TWA Flight Center Hotel has officially secured the first of several approvals it will need to move forward. Queens Community Boards 10, 12, and 13 have unanimously approved the conversion of the Space Age icon into a 505-room hotel. "We are proud to have the widespread support of the southeast Queens community for our plans to restore the Saarinen Terminal, one of the world's most famous architectural icons," Tyler Morse, CEO of MCR Development, said in a statement. The proposal will now make its way to the desk of Queens Borough President Melinda Katz, where it will await approval before it moves onto the City Planning Commission and City Council.
The public land use review procedure (ULURP) for the terminal kicked off towards the end of November. The plan for site includes building two six-story hotel structures that will house the 505-rooms behind Saarinen's terminal, creating 40,000 square feet of meeting and event space, and building a handful of eateries, an observation deck, and museum space dedicated to the Jet Age and midcentury modern design.
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