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TWA Terminal Engineer Abba Tor

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Obituary for engineer Abba Tor who worked with architect Eero Saarinen on JFK structure. Notably determined roof concrete needed to be poured in four sections requiring slit skylights which turned out to be attractive design features.

Some interesting construction factlets plus links...

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/17/nyregion/abba-tor-dead.html?_r=0

 

They're incorporating the building into a hotel!...

http://twahotel.com/

 

"Designing TWA" book about the building.

http://press.uchicago.edu/ucp/books/book/distributed/D/bo22381671.html

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