New Jersey Institute of Technology Professor Spotlights Eero Saarinen in Gallery Talk at the Urban Center


WHAT: Gallery talk: Eero Saarinenís TWA Terminal: A Jet-Age Icon Is Threatened, presented by The Municipal Art Society of New York

WHO: Peter Papademetriou, Ph.D., professor in the New Jersey School of Architecture at New Jersey Institute of Technology, (NJIT) Newark will discuss one of the finest works of architect Saarinenís, the TWA Terminal at JFK International Airport. Joining Papademetriou in the discussion will be Martin Filler, architectural critic for The New Republic. The photographs of Ezra Stoller and Balthazar Korab are also on view.

WHY: As part of the expansion of JFK, The Port Authority plans to demolish the terminalís gates, which are distinctive elements of Saarinenís design; strip the building of its aviation use; and relinquishes responsibility for its preservation and restoration of the terminal. The gallery talk will focus on Saarinenís masterwork and its future.

WHEN: Monday, September 10, 2001 at 6 p.m.

WHERE: The Urban Center, 457 Madison Avenue at 51st Street, New York, NY

HOW: To arrange a telephone or in-person interview with Papdemetriou to learn more about Saarinen, contact the NJIT Department of Public Relations, 973-596-3436. To reserve a spot for the talk, or for background information regarding the TWA Terminal, contact Linda G. Miller, director of communications, The Municipal Art Society, 212-935-3960, X246.


NJIT is a public research university enrolling over 8,800 bachelor's, master's and doctoral students in 80 degree programs through its five colleges: Newark College of Engineering, New Jersey School of Architecture, College of Science and Liberal Arts, the School of Management and the Albert Dorman Honors College. Research initiatives include manufacturing, microelectronics, multimedia, transportation, computer science, solar astrophysics, environmental engineering and science, and architecture and building science. According to Yahoo! Internet Life magazine rankings, NJIT has been America's most wired public university for three consecutive years.

Contact Information:   Sheryl Weinstein
Robert Florida
Public Relations
(973) 596-3433