Archinect - News 2014-10-02T08:58:36-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/76681403/can-j-f-k-s-pan-am-terminal-a-u-f-o-like-monument-to-america-s-jet-age-innocence-be-saved-from-the-wrecking-ball Can J.F.K.’ s Pan Am Terminal, a U.F.O.-Like Monument to America’s Jet Age Innocence, Be Saved from the Wrecking Ball? Archinect 2013-07-09T17:01:00-04:00 >2013-07-11T16:55:01-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/5a/5a533cec296d21f895e39e3e945cde69.jpg" width="514" height="321" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>If the design, by the firm of Tippets Abbott McCarthy and Stratton, wasn&rsquo;t as sophisticated as Eero Saarinen&rsquo;s TWA Terminal a few hundred yards away&mdash;surely one of the great buildings of its era, transportation hub or otherwise&mdash;the Pan Am terminal was the second-best piece of architecture at JFK, and in some ways it captured the feeling of the moment more directly.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/70429852/building-high-anxiety Building High Anxiety Nam Henderson 2013-04-01T00:13:00-04:00 >2013-04-08T23:16:06-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/to/to09jasa7ejg6x8k.jpg" width="450" height="600" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>&ldquo;A $100 million building cannot really be called cheap,&rdquo; Ada Louise Huxtable, the celebrated architecture critic for The New York Times, wrote in 1963. &ldquo;But Pan Am is a colossal collection of minimums.&rdquo;</p></em><br /><br /><p> <img alt="" src="http://graphics8.nytimes.com/images/2013/03/24/nyregion/24BIG01_SPAN/24-BIG-01-articleLarge.jpg"></p> <p> Ginia Bellafante recently wrote an article marking this month's 50th anniversary of the completion of Park Avenue&rsquo;s Pan Am Building, since renamed the MetLife Building. Although, initially the public/critical reception was primarily negative, today the building is one of the most recognizable skyscrapers in the City.</p>