Had the pleasure of checking out the old TWA terminal at JFK. Built in 1962 by architect Saarinen, the design is evocative and functional, sensual yet utilitarian. With hundreds of thousands of hand-laid tiles covering every surface, a sense of aesthetic and cultural influence is immediately apparent. There’s no doubt: the space flows and has a certain elegance - a quality supplanted by “efficiency” in most modern constructs.
Here are a handful of images from the day - all toned in black and white, which I feel best represents the “vision of the future,” from a 20th century perspective.