Do you want to see flights taking off and landing at the rooftop swimming pool side?
Now it is possible at New York’s JFK airport in the new TWA Hotel. A masterpiece, designed by architect Eero Saarinen, in 1962, the TWA terminal at the JFK International Airport in New York, which has been transformed into the hotel, has finally been opened.
Son of Architect Eliel Saarinen, Architect Eero Saarinen (1910-1961) was born in Kirkkonummi, Finland. He spent most of his career in the United States. The TWA’s terminal is considered one of his most important works alongside The Gateway Arch and Tulip Chair in St Louis, Missouri.
TWA Hotel’s panoramic deck is 10,000-square-foot with the 63-by-20-foot infinity edge pool is opened 365 days a year, despite the cold winters of New York. The water temperature will be warm all year round 100 degrees according to the TWA Hotel’s website. The view from the observation deck is a J.F.K runway 4L/22R, which is 12,079 feet long and used by airlines such as American Airlines, JetBlue, Lufthansa and Delta.
Another very interesting view which can be seen from the observation deck is the famous Bay Runway, which is a 14,5 feet (almost 3 miles) long and is the second longest runway in North America. The Bay Runway served as the backup landing strip for NASA’s Space Shuttle.
Despite the heavy runway traffic at the JFK’s 128 gates, the deck is surprisingly quiet, the hotel’s home page tells you. For hotel guests, the use of the pool is included in the room reservation and is free of charge. Non-hotel guests can make a reservation at the swimming pool here.