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.
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