Newton High School and TWA Flight Center to Receive Preservation Awards

By Veronica Grecu, Associate Editor Two Queens properties have been nominated for the Lucy G. Moses Preservation Awards, reports the Queens Courier. On April 25, during an official ceremony at the New York Historical Society on Central Park West, the “preservation [...]

Two Queens properties have been nominated for the Lucy G. Moses Preservation Awards, reports the Queens Courier. On April 25, during an official ceremony at the New York Historical Society on Central Park West, the “preservation Oscars” will be granted to Newton High School and the TWA Flight Center at JFK International Airport.

The Moses Awards were named in honor of Lucy G. Moses, a dedicated New Yorker and philanthropist who made large donations to medical institutions and offered financial help for the preservation of community and education establishments. The awards recognize individual leadership in restoration, preservation or adaptive use of New York City’s historic buildings, streetscapes and landscapes.

Located at 48-01 90th Street in Flushing, Newton High School is the result of several building campaigns which started more than 100 years ago. In 2003, Newton High School was designated a city landmark and, eight years later, entered a complex renovation program funded and managed by the New York City School Construction Authority.

The property’s 169-foot tower designed by former Superintendent of School Buildings C.B.J. Snyder was repaired and renovated so that it matched the original Flemish Renaissance Revival style.

The more recently built TWA Flight Center at JFK International Airport was designed by Eero Saarinen as an experiment in aviation technology that rapidly became an icon of modern architecture. The terminal was designated a historic landmark in 1994 and in 2005 was listed in the National Register of Historic Places after a three-year renovation process funded by the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey.

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