Back and Blue: Get a Sneak Preview of New Terminal 5

Above: Rendering of JetBlue’s new Terminal 5 at JFK. Courtesy Gensler.

What do you get when you combine JetBlue, Eero Saarinen‘s landmark TWA flight center, and $750 million? Find out on Wednesday, July 30, when the Museum of the City of New York sponsors “Spotlight on Design: New York’s Airports,” a discussion that promises a sneak preview of JetBlue’s new terminal at John F. Kennedy International Airport—and its dazzling incorporation into Saarinen’s landmark building—weeks before it opens to beleaguered air travelers. Hear about the challenges and creative potential for redesigning New York City’s airports from speakers Richard Smyth, vice president of JetBlue, who is in charge of the new JFK JetBlue terminal; David Z. Plavin, consultant and former president of Airports Council International-North America; William R. DeCota, director of aviation for the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey; and Jeff Zupan, a senior fellow for transportation at the Regional Plan Association. While we can’t promise that there will be blue tortilla chips, we can offer free admission to the event when you make advance reservations and mention UnBeige. To reserve your spot, call (212)534-1672, ext. 3395, or e-mail