Breathtaking photos of inside the old TWA Terminal

The TWA Terminal at John F. Kennedy airport hasn't been operational since 2001. Plans for a boutique hotel are underway, but history buffs are working to preserve the memory and integrity of structure.

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    Curves ahead.

    The curved staircases look more like Dr. Suess illustration than real life. 
    Photos by Max Touhey for Curbed NY
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    Retro red lounge.

    The unique red meeting lounge is a favorite spot in the terminal for both Touhey and Walters.
    Photos by Max Touhey for Curbed NY
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    A shadowy terminal.

    A wide shot of the main entrance hall.
    Photos by Max Touhey for Curbed NY
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    Frozen in time.

    A vintage clock hangs from an ornate concrete ceiling.
    Photos by Max Touhey for Curbed NY
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    Winding stairways.

    Twisting loops and stairways of white and red make a truly transformative space.
    Photos by Max Touhey for Curbed NY
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    A forgotten terminal.

    The terminal is as unique on the outside as it is inside.
    Photos by Max Touhey for Curbed NY
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    Still futuristic after 60 years.

    The symmetry of architect Eero Saarinen's design is visible facing the building from the front. He was rumored to have been inspired a bird opening its wings.
    Photos by Max Touhey for Curbed NY
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