Eero was eating breakfast one morning and using the rind of his grapefruit to describe the terminal shell. He pushed down the center to mimic the depression that he desired and and the grapefruit bulged. This was the seed for the bulges in the shell. - Kevin Roche — PHAIDON
Phaidon photographer Bryan Kelly for Phaidon records the three hours of public opening at TWA Terminal building that opened after the extensive renovations by Beyer Binder Belle Architects. No set use agreed upon the restored building. The building was opened in 1962 but its achitect Eero Saarinen did not lived to see it. Before he died he said of the building then under construction, "TWA is beginning to look marvelous. If anything happened and they had to stop work right now and just leave it in this state, I think it would make a beautiful ruin, like the Baths of Caracalla."