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02/07/2011 08:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Former TWA Terminal At JFK To Become Boutique Hotel?

The iconic curving building that was once the home to TWA at New York's JFK airport might be getting a second life in the form of a boutique hotel, according to the Wall Street Journal.

The terminal first opened in 1962 at what was then Idlewild airport. The building was closed in 2001 after American Airlines bought TWA, according to USA Today.

The airport, owned by the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, would place a hotel, probably with around 150 rooms, into the area which lies between the TWA terminal, built famously by Eero Saarinen, and the newer JetBlue terminal. According to the Wall Street Journal, the Saarinen-designer space would be the hotel's lobby and entrance, which would also be home to restaurants and shops.

Back in 2008, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey spent $20 million restoring the building.