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Unity Electric Co., Inc. is honored to
be a preferred business partner with MCR
Development and Turner Construction in
revitalizing the landmarked TWA Terminal at
JFK Int'l. Airport. Adding two new Hotel Towers and a Conference Center to the Flight
Center will lead the way to a bright future
for JFK and the aviation industry.
JFK Airport and MCR are excited
to convert the TWA Flight Center
because of its landmark status.

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as the construction manager for the project. We have a really fantastic team from
Turner on this project. They've been great
partners in pushing this forward with us."
Turner's familiarity with the airport
and its stakeholders came in handy as
MCR designed the project. Because the
TWA Flight Center is a historic building,
there are limitations in how its design
can be altered and how new elements
must blend with the existing structure.
In designing the hotel structure, MCR
was careful not to impose upon the
historic terminal. For example, the glass
in the flight center has a green tint, so the
glass in the hotel will have a gray tint so
that the original building would retain
its identity.
MCR worked with the port authority's
redevelopment advisory committee to

ensure its changes would not harm the
architectural integrity of the flight center.
The architects on the project, Beyer Blinder
Belle and Lubrano Ciavarra, have worked
to ensure the new features of the hotel respect the original landmark building. "We
had to go through a design process with
them where you had to show them the
design and get their input," Garone says.
"People are passionate about this building
and you have to be sympathetic to it."
Rehabbing a building - particularly
a historic one - is different from the
ground-up construction process Garone is
more accustomed to. That's given Garone
an opportunity to learn from the other
people working on the job and identify
ways to become more efficient. "Every
project is different," he says. "Every project
you learn and take those experience to the
next project."
A new building is a blank canvas, while
working with a existing structure requires
finding a balance between its architectural elements and the requirements of the
new businesses that will operate inside.
"You can't just go full steam ahead," he
says. "You have to take a step back and
look at everything."

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