The TWA Flight Center at New York JFK, an architectural icon that marked the dawn of the Jet Age, was shut down in 2001. Now it is slated to soar again as an airport hotel, and it is being designed to become a destination in its own right.
More than 1,200 people attended the two-day open house earlier this week on the proposed redevelopment of Seaport Village — a turnout the sponsoring San Diego Unified Port District didn’t expect.
“The place was packed,” said port chairman Marshall Merrifield. “We weren’t expecting that problem, but it was a good problem to have.”