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Wanted: Developer for a JFK boutique hotel

Developers are being sought for plans that would turn the vacant TWA terminal at New York's Kennedy Airport into the centerpiece of a boutique hotel.

The once-glamorous terminal was designed by Modernist Eero Saarinen, whose works include the St. Louis Gateway Arch.

The Port Authority envisions a 150-room hotel in the space between the old TWA terminal and the new JetBlue building.

Executive Director Chris Ward tells The Wall Street Journal that the plans could result in a hotel with the "hippest, coolest-looking front office." The agency says construction could finish two years after a developer is signed.

Some hurdles remain. The TWA terminal is a New York City landmark and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. - AP

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