The restored TWA Flight Center, designed by Eero Saarinen in 1962, is an icon of mid-century modern architecture and an inspiration for successful large-scale historic preservation and adaptive reuse projects. We at Preservation Long Island believe it is important to showcase how historic preservation – the driver of our mission – is a value-adding endeavor for businesses and communities. It’s something worth celebrating and a great reason to have a party!


Get more details about the TWA Hotel, insider tour, and party HERE!

We are pleased to be able to offer this special event after many months of virtual programming. We hope you can join us! Here’s what you need to know about the steps being taken to keep attendees and staff safe at this event: 

Preservation Long Island Celebrates Modernism Restored – COVID Safety Information

Learn more about Long Island’s Modern Architecture

The TWA Flight Center restoration aligns with our own preservation advocacy work. A call-to-action was issued this summer on our digital platforms supporting the preservation of at-risk mid-century Modernist properties on Long Island and the Hamptons20centurymodern initiative on the East End.

In 2013, our inaugural Huyler C. Held Award for excellence in the publication of Long Island history, architecture, and the decorative arts was presented to author Caroline Rob Zaleski for Long Island Modernism: 1930-1980, the first illustrated history of Long Island’s modern architecture.

Click HERE to browse our online store to explore our collection of books about regional architecture and design.