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Trans World Airlines Unit Terminal Building New York International Airport architectural drawings, 1958-1961

Summary Information

At a Glance

Bib ID 6136153 View CLIO record
Creator(s) Saarinen, Eero, 1910-1961 ; Eero Saarinen & Associates
Title Trans World Airlines Unit Terminal Building New York International Airport architectural drawings, 1958-1961
Physical Description 51 Sheets
Language(s) English .
Access

This collection is available for use by appointment in the Department of Drawings & Archives, Avery Architectural and Fine Arts Library, Columbia University. For further information and to make an appointment, please email avery-drawings@library.columbia.edu.

Arrangement

Arrangement

Architectural working drawings are stored in numerical order, sheets 2 through 121, with some sheets lacking.

Description

Scope and Content

Collection consists of 51 reprographic architectural working drawings for the TWA Terminal A at John F. Kennedy International Airport in Queens, N.Y., drawn between 1958 and 1961. All sheets are diazo print on paper, with a very few bearing graphite and/or colored pencil annotations. Earlier drawings note Eero Saarinen as the architect of record; later drawings note Eero Saarinen and Associates. Architectural working drawings are stored in numerical order, sheets 2 through 121, with some sheets lacking.

Using the Collection

Avery Architectural and Fine Arts Library

Restrictions on Access

This collection is available for use by appointment in the Department of Drawings & Archives, Avery Architectural and Fine Arts Library, Columbia University. For further information and to make an appointment, please email avery-drawings@library.columbia.edu.

Terms Governing Use and Reproduction

Permission to publish must be obtained in writing from the Director, Avery Architectural & Fine Arts Library, Columbia University, 1172 Amsterdam Ave., MC 0301, New York, NY 10027.

Preferred Citation

Trans World Airlines Unit Terminal Building, New York International Airport, architectural drawings. Located in Columbia University, Avery Architectural & Fine Arts Library, Department of Drawings & Archives.

Custodial History

Gift of Lawrence G. Zimmerman, 1973.

About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

Columbia University Libraries, Avery Architectural and Fine Arts Library

Processing Information

Papers Processed avr 04/04/2007.

Revision Description

2009-06-25 File created.

2019-05-20 EAD was imported spring 2019 as part of the ArchivesSpace Phase II migration.

Subject Headings

The subject headings listed below are found in this collection. Links below allow searches at Columbia University through the Archival Collections Portal and through CLIO, the catalog for Columbia University Libraries, as well as ArchiveGRID, a catalog that allows users to search the holdings of multiple research libraries and archives.

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Genre/Form

Heading "CUL Archives:"
"Portal"
"CUL Collections:"
"CLIO"
"Nat'l / Int'l Archives:"
"ArchivedGRID"
Architectural drawings -- American Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

Subject

Heading "CUL Archives:"
"Portal"
"CUL Collections:"
"CLIO"
"Nat'l / Int'l Archives:"
"ArchivedGRID"
Airport buildings -- New York (State) -- New York Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Airport terminals Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Architecture -- New York (State) -- New York -- History -- 20th century Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Architecture -- United States -- Designs and plans Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
John F. Kennedy International Airport Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
TWA Terminal A (New York, N.Y.) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Trans World Airlines -- Buildings Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Trans World Airlines Flight Center (New York, N.Y.) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

Series I: Architectural Working Drawings

Sheet 2 Ground floor plan - main building - center. Created Date: undated ; Last Rev. Date: 1960-09-09

Primary Creator: Eero Saarinen and Associates

Scale: 1/8"=1'-0'

Media: Diazo print on paper

Sheet 3 Ground and main floor plans - main building wings. Created Date: undated ; Last Rev. Date: 1959-10-07

Primary Creator: Eero Saarinen and Associates

Scale: 1/8"=1'-0'

Media: Diazo print on paper

Sheet 4 Main floor plan - main building - center Created Date: undated ; Last Rev. Date: 1960-09-09

Primary Creator: Eero Saarinen Architect

Scale: 1/8"=1'-0'

Media: Diazo print on paper, with graphite and colored pencil annotations'

Sheet 5 Upper floor plan - main building - center Created Date: 1958-04-02 ; Last Rev. Date: 1960-12-30

Primary Creator: Eero Saarinen Architect

Scale: 1/8"=1'-0'

Media: Diazo print on paper

Sheet 9 Elevations and details - main building. Created Date: 1958-04-02 ; Last Rev. Date: 1959-07-31

Primary Creator: Eero Saarinen Architect

Scale: noted

Media: Diazo print on paper, with colored pencil annotations'

Sheet 10 Longitudinal section thru building Created Date: 1958-05-16 ; Last Rev. Date: 1959-07-31

Primary Creator: Eero Saarinen

Scale: 1/8"=1'-0'

Media: Diazo print on paper

Sheet 11 Wings sections and details. Created Date: undated ; Last Rev. Date: 1959-07-31

Primary Creator: Eero Saarinen and Associates

Scale: as noted

Media: Diazo print on paper

Sheet 15 Shell plan, sections, and details. Created Date: 1958-04-02 ; Last Rev. Date: 1959-07-31

Primary Creator: Eero Saarinen Architect

Scale: 1/8"=1'-0'

Media: Diazo print on paper

Sheet 17 Rear shell column no. 1 base plan and details. Created Date: 1958-04-02 ; Last Rev. Date: 1959-10-17

Primary Creator: Eero Saarinen Architect

Scale: 3/4"=1'-0'

Media: Diazo print on paper

Sheet 18 Rear shell column no. 1 plan and details. Created Date: 1958-04-02 ; Last Rev. Date: 1960-09-09

Primary Creator: Eero Saarinen Architect

Scale: 3/4"=1'-0'

Media: Diazo print on paper

Sheet 21 Rear shell column no. 1 section and details. Created Date: 1958-04-02 ; Last Rev. Date: 1960-09-09

Primary Creator: Eero Saarinen Architect

Scale: as shown

Media: Diazo print on paper

Sheet 23 Front shell column no. 4 elevations and details. Created Date: 1958-04-02 ; Last Rev. Date: 1960-09-09

Primary Creator: Eero Saarinen Architect

Scale: as noted

Media: Diazo print on paper

Sheet 30 Stair no. 13 - plan, elevation, sections, and details. Created Date: 1958-04-02 ; Last Rev. Date: 1960-09-09

Primary Creator: Eero Saarinen Architect

Scale: 3/4"=1'-0'

Media: Diazo print on paper

Sheet 31 Stair no. 14 - plan, elevation, section, and details. Created Date: 1958-04-02 ; Last Rev. Date: 1960-09-09

Primary Creator: Eero Saarinen Architect

Scale: 3/4"=1'-0'

Media: Diazo print on paper

Sheet 32 Stair no. 16 - plan, sections, and details. Created Date: 1958-04-02 ; Last Rev. Date: 1960-09-09

Primary Creator: Eero Saarinen Architect

Scale: 3/4"=1'-0'

Media: Diazo print on paper

Sheet 33 Stair no. 15 - elevations and details. Created Date: 1958-04-02 ; Last Rev. Date: 1960-09-09

Primary Creator: Eero Saarinen Architect

Scale: 3/4"=1'-0'

Media: Diazo print on paper

Sheet 34 Connecting bridge - plan and elevation details. Created Date: 1958-04-02 ; Last Rev. Date: 1960-09-09

Primary Creator: Eero Saarinen Architect

Scale: 3/4"=1'-0'

Media: Diazo print on paper

Sheet 35 Connecting bridge sections and details. Created Date: 1958-04-02 ; Last Rev. Date: 1960-09-09

Primary Creator: Eero Saarinen Architect

Scale: 3/4"=1'-0'

Media: Diazo print on paper

Sheet 40 Toilets - plans, sections, and details. Created Date: 1958-04-02 ; Last Rev. Date: 1960-08-15

Primary Creator: Eero Saarinen Architect

Scale: as shown

Media: Diazo print on paper

Sheet 41 Toilets - plans, sections, and details. Created Date: 1958-04-02 ; Last Rev. Date: 1960-09-09

Primary Creator: Eero Saarinen Architect

Scale: as shown

Media: Diazo print on paper

Sheet 42 Shell skylight - plan, sections and details. Created Date: 1958-04-02 ; Last Rev. Date: 1960-10-19

Primary Creator: Eero Saarinen Architect

Scale: as noted

Media: Diazo print on paper

Sheet 43 Front and side shell sash mullions. Created Date: 1958-04-02 ; Last Rev. Date: 1959-07-31

Primary Creator: Eero Saarinen Architect

Scale: 1/4"=1'-0'

Media: Diazo print on paper

Sheet 44 Rear and side shell sash mullions. Created Date: 1958-04-02 ; Last Rev. Date: 1959-07-31

Primary Creator: Eero Saarinen Architect

Scale: as noted

Media: Diazo print on paper

Sheet 45-A Developed window wall and detail study. Created Date: 1960-03-23 ; Last Rev. Date: 1960-10-06

Primary Creator: Eero Saarinen and Associates

Scale: as noted

Media: Diazo print on paper

Sheet 45-B Window wall supplement Created Date: 1960-04-05 ; Last Rev. Date: 1960-09-09

Primary Creator: Eero Saarinen and Associates

Scale: as shown

Media: Diazo print on paper

Sheet 46 Claim lobby plan, elevations, and details. Created Date: 1958-04-02 ; Last Rev. Date: 1960-09-09

Primary Creator: Eero Saarinen Architect

Scale: as noted

Media: Diazo print on paper

Sheet 47 Lobbies details. Created Date: 1958-04-02 ; Last Rev. Date: 1960-09-09

Primary Creator: Eero Saarinen Architect

Scale: [as noted]

Media: Diazo print on paper

Sheet 48 Ticket lobby plan, elevations and details. Created Date: 1958-04-02 ; Last Rev. Date: 1960-09-09

Primary Creator: Eero Saarinen Architect

Scale: 1/4"=1'-0'

Media: Diazo print on paper

Sheet 49 Ticket lobby sections and details. Created Date: 1958-04-02 ; Last Rev. Date: 1960-09-09

Primary Creator: Eero Saarinen Architect

Scale: 1/2"-1'-0'

Media: Diazo print on paper

Sheet 50 Ticket lobby counters and details. Created Date: 1958-04-02 ; Last Rev. Date: 1960-09-09

Primary Creator: Eero Saarinen Architect

Scale: as noted

Media: Diazo print on paper

Sheet 51 Concession area plans, elevations, details. Created Date: 1958-04-02 ; Last Rev. Date: 1960-09-09

Primary Creator: Eero Saarinen Architect

Scale: as noted

Media: Diazo print on paper

Sheet 52 Upper floor - restaurant area, elevations and details. Created Date: 1958-04-02 ; Last Rev. Date: 1960-09-09

Primary Creator: Eero Saarinen Architect

Scale: as noted

Media: Diazo print on paper

Sheet 54 Upper floor - club area, elevations and details. Created Date: 1958-04-02 ; Last Rev. Date: 1960-09-09

Primary Creator: Eero Saarinen Architect

Scale: as noted

Media: Diazo print on paper, with graphite annotations'

Sheet 55 Information desk and air fountain - plan, elevations and details. Created Date: 1958-04-02 ; Last Rev. Date: 1960-09-09

Primary Creator: Eero Saarinen Architect

Scale: as noted

Media: Diazo print on paper

Sheet 56 Miscellaneous details. Created Date: 1958-04-02 ; Last Rev. Date: 1960-09-09

Primary Creator: Eero Saarinen and Associates

Scale: as shown

Media: Diazo print on paper

Sheet 60 Partial main and upper floor plan. Created Date: 1960-03-02 ; Last Rev. Date: 1961-06-30

Primary Creator: Eero Saarinen and Associates

Scale: 1/4"=1'-0'

Media: Diazo print on paper

Sheet 61 Upper floor kiosks - plans and details. Created Date: 1960-04-28 ; Last Rev. Date: 1961-02-20

Primary Creator: Eero Saarinen and Associates

Scale: as noted

Media: Diazo print on paper

Sheet 61A Upper floor reflected ceiling plan. Created Date: 1960-12-30 ; Last Rev. Date: 1961-02-21

Primary Creator: Eero Saarinen Architect

Scale: as noted

Media: Diazo print on paper

Sheet 64 Reflected ceiling plan - main floor concession area. Created Date: 1960-08-09 ; Last Rev. Date: 1961-01-03

Primary Creator: Eero Saarinen Architect

Scale: 1/4"=1'-0'

Media: Diazo print on paper, with graphite annotations'

Sheet 65 Interior signs and schedule. Created Date: 1958-04-02 ; Last Rev. Date: 1960-08-12

Primary Creator: Eero Saarinen Architect

Scale: as shown

Media: Diazo print on paper

Sheet 101 Ramp house ground floor plan. Created Date: undated ; Last Rev. Date: 1959-09-30

Primary Creator: Eero Saarinen and Associates

Scale: 1/8"=1'-0'

Media: Diazo print on paper

Sheet 102 Ramp house upper floor plan. Created Date: undated ; Last Rev. Date: 1960-09-09

Primary Creator: Eero Saarinen and Associates

Scale: 1/8"=1'-0'

Media: Diazo print on paper

Sheet 103 Roof plan and details. Created Date: undated ; Last Rev. Date: 1959-07-31

Primary Creator: Eero Saarinen and Associates

Scale: [as noted]

Media: Diazo print on paper

Sheet 103-A Dumbwaiter details. Created Date: 1960-02-29 ; Last Rev. Date: 1960-02-29

Primary Creator: Eero Saarinen and Associates

Scale: as noted

Media: Diazo print on paper

Sheet 104 Ramp house elevations. Created Date: undated ; Last Rev. Date: 1959-07-31

Primary Creator: Eero Saarinen and Associates

Scale: 1/8"=1'-0'

Media: Diazo print on paper

Sheet 105 Building sections and details. Created Date: undated ; Last Rev. Date: 1959-07-31

Primary Creator: Eero Saarinen and Associates

Scale: as shown

Media: Diazo print on paper

Sheet 107 Core plan and interior details. Created Date: undated ; Last Rev. Date: 1959-07-31

Primary Creator: Eero Saarinen and Associates

Scale: [as noted]

Media: Diazo print on paper

Sheet 108 Stair details. Created Date: undated ; Last Rev. Date: 1960-06-23

Primary Creator: Eero Saarinen and Associates

Scale: as shown

Media: Diazo print on paper

Sheet 109 Exterior details. Created Date: undated ; Last Rev. Date: 1959-09-30

Primary Creator: Eero Saarinen and Associates

Scale: 3"=1'-0" or as noted

Media: Diazo print on paper

Sheet 110 Reflected ceiling plans and details. Created Date: undated ; Last Rev. Date: 1960-05-20

Primary Creator: Eero Saarinen and Associates

Scale: [as noted]

Media: Diazo print on paper

Sheet 121 Bridge no. 1 plan, section and elevation. Created Date: undated ; Last Rev. Date: 1960-10-14

Primary Creator: Eero Saarinen and Associates

Scale: as shown

Media: Diazo print on paper