Design and art buffs, check out JFK Airport's new TWA Hotel and revamped Museum of Modern Art

The biggest wow factor at TWA Hotel is the original terminal building, which is now the lobby.
The biggest wow factor at TWA Hotel is the original terminal building, which is now the lobby.PHOTO: ALISON DE SOUZA
TWA Hotel, JFK's first on-airport hotel, is a bucket-list spot not just for architecture and mid-century design buffs but aviation geeks as well.
TWA Hotel, JFK's first on-airport hotel, is a bucket-list spot not just for architecture and mid-century design buffs but aviation geeks as well.PHOTO: DAVID MITCHELLl/TWA HOTEL
TWA Hotel leans into its time-warp appeal, with staff in 1960s TWA Airlines uniforms to check you in.
TWA Hotel leans into its time-warp appeal, with staff in 1960s TWA Airlines uniforms to check you in.PHOTO: ALISON DE SOUZA
The biggest wow factor at TWA Hotel is the original terminal building, which is now the lobby.
The biggest wow factor at TWA Hotel is the original terminal building, which is now the lobby. PHOTO: ALISON DE SOUZA

NEW YORK - For lovers of modern art and architecture, there is no shortage of reasons to come to New York City - from the bevy of world-class museums to Art Deco landmarks such as the Empire State Building.

But two revamped attractions have supplied new excuses to visit: the glorious Mad Men-era TWA Hotel at John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) and the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), which reopened in October 2019 after a US$450 million renovation that seeks to expand the very definition of modern art.

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