As anyone who spends a few months watching a New York neighborhood knows, things change. Buildings disappear or suddenly spring up with glass and steel towers. This fall, a few of the city’s more interesting places are in danger of disappearing completely, including a mid-century futurist airline terminal and a graffiti-covered warehouse.
The National Trust for Historic Places has released its 2013 list of endangered historic places, adding 11 new buildings and locations to hundreds of heritage sites around the country that have been threatened with demolition or decay.
Part of aviation architecture history may soon be lost if Delta’s expansion project at JFK airport goes forward as planned. Terminal 3, built in 1960 and designed by Ives, Turano & Gardner Associated Architects as the Pan Am Terminal, later renamed the Pan An Worldport, is expected to close this May to flights and by 2015 be demolished to make way for a parking area for the planes.