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Braniff
09-03-2012, 12:01 PM
Hi all,

Maybe it's premature to assume, but the front cover of the new Open House New York Weekend 2012 has a small 8-bit-like graphic of the TWA Flight Center on it.

http://ohny.org/weekend/event-guide

Is it safe to assume it will be open again for this year's weekend?

Can anyone confirm for sure and if so, which day?

-B

moose135
09-03-2012, 01:31 PM
According to this, it is, on Sunday only:

http://www.jaunted.com/story/2012/8/22/16107/3750/travel/Get+Inside+JFK+Airport%27s+TWA+Flight+Center+for+O ne+Day+This+Fall

If you didn't go last year, and even if you did...get your butt down there!

Speedbird1
09-17-2012, 09:07 AM
Thanks for the advice. I will mark it on my calendar. Hope photography is allowed. I visited many times. It is a magnificent structure. It was even duplicated in part for the Tom Hanks film, "The Terminal". It had great views of Runways 22L/R as well but these might be gone due to construction next door of the Jet Blue Complex. It will bring back great memories of the days when JFK had the 3 chapels and lit fountains where the parking lot now stands. Oct. 7 is the date. No reservations I hope and we don't have to worry about the weather.

Braniff
09-19-2012, 02:21 PM
Thanks for the advice. I will mark it on my calendar. Hope photography is allowed. I visited many times. It is a magnificent structure. It was even duplicated in part for the Tom Hanks film, "The Terminal". It had great views of Runways 22L/R as well but these might be gone due to construction next door of the Jet Blue Complex. It will bring back great memories of the days when JFK had the 3 chapels and lit fountains where the parking lot now stands. Oct. 7 is the date. No reservations I hope and we don't have to worry about the weather.

The event was very much open to photography and I think just about everyone there had cameras or camcorders. PANYNJ police and security personnel had no issue with photography as long as it was in, and directly around, the Saarinien building.

The only incident last year if I recall, some people were scolded for jumping the perimeter fence that surrounds the gravel "no-man's-land" area where the tubes are located in order to get better shots. Rule of thumb is just please be courteous and respectful of the building and property. Until the building is once again open to the public, we don't want to lose these kinds of opportunities. They are rare as it is.

Chris S
09-26-2012, 12:02 PM
FYI- this info was posted on the OHNY website today ...

Open House NY - TWA Flight Center JFK International Airport, Jamaica
from bus or train take AirTrain to JetBlue Terminal 5. Walk through skywalk to JetBlue Terminal.
Take escalator or elevator down to ground level. Near Carousel 6 (baggage claim area),
enter the TWA Terminal through glass doors.open dialogue Sun ‣ 10am–4pm.

Braniff
09-27-2012, 04:39 PM
Thanks. Yes it looks like the official program guide was released today.

Just to reiterate, the TWA Flight Center will be open Sunday only, October 7, 2012 from 10am to 4pm.

http://ohny.org/site-programs/weekend/sites/twa-flight-center-0

Hope to meet some of you.

My associate Kal and I will be there, and it they're delivered before then, you'll be able to spot us with our bright blue Save the Worldport t-shirts.

Zee71
10-06-2012, 04:05 PM
Looking forward to this event again. This time I should be able to get there nice and early.

Dabbey
10-06-2012, 09:32 PM
So who will be there tomorrow that wants it known here? I plan on going, but not sure what time ill go as there are some other OHNY sites I'd like to see. last year I spent so much time there that my parking fee was near $30 in T5 lot. Does anyone have any info about parking at Bldng 14, walking to the Federal Cir. Air Train and then take that to T5? common sense says don't risk a tow, but I remember during the JFK Runway run a few years ago, parking was plentiful there on a Sunday.

Thanks
David

threeholerglory
10-07-2012, 10:21 AM
Mark and I are heading out meow.

Twist your nipples and cup your balls folks.

eric8669
10-07-2012, 02:53 PM
a couple for now.

http://i895.photobucket.com/albums/ac155/southpawcaptures/IMG_7555_6_7.jpg

http://i895.photobucket.com/albums/ac155/southpawcaptures/IMG_7671_2_3.jpg

http://i895.photobucket.com/albums/ac155/southpawcaptures/IMG_7589_90_91.jpg

Cary
10-07-2012, 05:16 PM
Was Phil there? I swear I saw him standing in the middle of the catwalk in the NBC4 news footage :tongue:

moose135
10-07-2012, 06:40 PM
Nice, Eric! Was the Duty Free area actually part of the tour this year, or did you just wander through an open door like we did last time?

eric8669
10-07-2012, 06:46 PM
Nice, Eric! Was the Duty Free area actually part of the tour this year, or did you just wander through an open door like we did last time?

It was visible this year, but you couldn't walk all the way in.

Dabbey
10-07-2012, 09:28 PM
But there were no smokes left!

PhilDernerJr
10-08-2012, 12:45 AM
Ha, I was not there. Did you really see someone that looked like me?

I had to work. Looks like you folks had an awesome time!!

Speedbird1
10-08-2012, 08:10 AM
I had a great time and also saw someone ressembling Phil until I went close-up, but I knew it wasn't him. I also saw a guy wearing a shirt saying, "Save the Worldport" but he was walking so fast on the second level that I lost him. I also love the Worldport. Guests were allowed to pose for photos in the Ambassador Lounge in the seat the late Pope sat in when he visited the NY World's Fair back in the 60's. The bars in the lounges and the restrooms are preserved. A very detailed lecture was given about the architecture and history. The ticket counters where I used to pick-up my timetables and luggage tags were still there (without receptionists). The carpet was clean and well-kept. The floor tiles were in excellent shape.The white lighting was dramatic and stunning even better than before. Only thing gone is the stunning view of Rwys 22R/L from the main waiting area. It is now blocked by Jet Blue. I also love the Arrivals Board still working and those clocks. We are lucky this edifice of the past is being preserved for future generations. Even LAX preserved their Theme Building and Observation Deck but they also restored their old Control Tower as well.

Cary
10-08-2012, 08:28 AM
I had a great time and also saw someone ressembling Phil until I went close-up, but I knew it wasn't him.


Ha, I was not there. Did you really see someone that looked like me?

Hmm, must have been a Phil imposter. The video clip was a zoomed out overview shot, but it definitely resembled you standing on the catwalk :tongue:

gonzalu
10-08-2012, 08:38 AM
I had a great time and also saw someone ressembling Phil until I went close-up, but I knew it wasn't him. I also saw a guy wearing a shirt saying, "Save the Worldport" but he was walking so fast on the second level that I lost him. I also love the Worldport. Guests were allowed to pose for photos in the Ambassador Lounge in the seat the late Pope sat in when he visited the NY World's Fair back in the 60's. The bars in the lounges and the restrooms are preserved. A very detailed lecture was given about the architecture and history. The ticket counters where I used to pick-up my timetables and luggage tags were still there (without receptionists). The carpet was clean and well-kept. The floor tiles were in excellent shape.The white lighting was dramatic and stunning even better than before. Only thing gone is the stunning view of Rwys 22R/L from the main waiting area. It is now blocked by Jet Blue. I also love the Arrivals Board still working and those clocks. We are lucky this edifice of the past is being preserved for future generations. Even LAX preserved their Theme Building and Observation Deck but they also restored their old Control Tower as well.

Speedbird, let's see some of your pics... I saw you taking quite a few ;-) I have not yet gone through mine and given they were mostly HDRs, it will be some time before I process them :tongue:

Ychocky
10-08-2012, 09:07 AM
What a marvelous structure.

Speedbird1
10-08-2012, 11:15 AM
I'd love to share some of my photos, but I use a crappy point and shoot camera and frankly my photos cannot compare to the photos the guys I saw with tripods post. I used to have a great non-digital camera using Kodacolor with a 205mm telephoto but since my spotting nowadays is limited I don't want to make a heavy investment. I was sad that nobody from NYC Aviation approached me as I came alone and had nobody to talk to except the OHNY volunteers. I approached the Phil look-a-like for a discussion. One thing sort of surprised me, where were the long lines? It was a pleasant surprise. Also, they were allowing visitors to enter through the actual terminal doors rather than entering through the doors by Carousel 6 at Jet Blue.

Braniff
10-09-2012, 03:28 AM
I also saw a guy wearing a shirt saying, "Save the Worldport" but he was walking so fast on the second level that I lost him. I also love the Worldport.

That was probably Kal. Both he and I were wearing Save the Worldport shirts, but I never made it upstairs. We got stuck in NYC traffic and ended up getting there around 2pm. I was at last year's open house so I didn't mind not getting as many pictures this year, instead opting to listen to Charles Kramer's lecture and then spending about half hour outside talking to Jim Steven about the future of the Worldport. After 4pm we headed over to the Worldport to get coffee at the Dunkin Donuts and to try to get some photos there, but the crappy overcast weather wasn't too cooperative. We saw a lot of people eying the shirts but only a couple people actually came up to us.

http://home.prog.fm/PA070177.jpg

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http://home.prog.fm/PA070285.jpg

heeshung
10-09-2012, 12:26 PM
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Zee71
05-22-2013, 10:00 PM
Gee.....finally got around to my images from the TWA Open House in 2012.

http://mbsphotography.smugmug.com/Aviation/TWA-Open-House/i-scHCcnk/0/L/TWAOpenHouse_006_JFK_7Oct2012-L.jpg

http://mbsphotography.smugmug.com/Aviation/TWA-Open-House/i-4hJwVCH/0/L/TWAOpenHouse_007_JFK_7Oct2012-L.jpg


http://mbsphotography.smugmug.com/Aviation/TWA-Open-House/i-pdQnk96/0/L/TWAOpenHouse_010_JFK_7Oct2012-L.jpg

http://mbsphotography.smugmug.com/Aviation/TWA-Open-House/i-mqmGSbX/0/L/TWAOpenHouse_017_JFK_7Oct2012-L.jpg

http://mbsphotography.smugmug.com/Aviation/TWA-Open-House/i-Q88S7R2/0/L/TWAOpenHouse_019_JFK_7Oct2012-L.jpg

http://mbsphotography.smugmug.com/Aviation/TWA-Open-House/i-7np89vV/0/L/TWAOpenHouse_023_JFK_7Oct2012-L.jpg

http://mbsphotography.smugmug.com/Aviation/TWA-Open-House/i-g9sVrCm/0/L/TWAOpenHouse_021_JFK_7Oct2012-L.jpg

http://mbsphotography.smugmug.com/Aviation/TWA-Open-House/i-hDVtJrz/0/L/TWAOpenHouse_027_JFK_7Oct2012-L.jpg

After I took this shot, Eric and I got detained by security at the JetBlue terminal. All turned out okay afterwards.
http://mbsphotography.smugmug.com/Aviation/TWA-Open-House/i-fH9d9rP/0/L/TWAOpenHouse_026_JFK_7Oct2012-L.jpg

http://mbsphotography.smugmug.com/Aviation/TWA-Open-House/i-Z2944S4/0/L/TWAOpenHouse_030_JFK_7Oct2012-L.jpg

Aviation.High.Guy
05-23-2013, 11:21 AM
Great work! Love your b&ws

megatop412
05-23-2013, 11:38 AM
Mark those shots are amazing. Sorry you got detained, I took a similar shot in November from the same location and no one bothered me, guess I got lucky

Greg_NY
05-23-2013, 06:01 PM
Really nice shots Mark! The black and whites work really well...

If they have the open house again this year, I definitely intend to go check it out...

Zee71
05-23-2013, 08:03 PM
This years OHNY (Open House New York) is scheduled for Oct 12-13.
http://ohny.org/

Braniff
06-15-2013, 01:46 AM
There's actually an OHNY members-only tour of the TWA Flight Center on June 21, 2013.

Details here: http://ohny.org/programs/current-upcoming-programs

Speedbird1
09-24-2013, 09:41 AM
OHNY still hasn't published a list yet for next month. My fingers are crossed for another visit to TWA. It was truly awesome; they even admitted us through the original doors where the taxis parked. Which zone was for loading and unloading? I forgot.

moose135
09-24-2013, 10:20 AM
I've been told that T5 will be open on Sunday, October 13 for OHNY.

Speedbird1
09-29-2013, 07:59 AM
Yes sir. It has been confirmed that the TWA Flight Center will be opened Oct. 13 11A-4PM this year. Great news. Magnificent structure.