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New York Municipal Airport, Marine Air Terminal, Grand Central Parkway at Ninety-fourth Street, Jackson Heights, Queens County, NY



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HB908111


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Item Title


Location
Grand Central Parkway at Ninety-fourth Street, Jackson Heights, NY

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1968.

Notes
Survey number HAER NY-89
Building/structure dates: 1940 initial construction
Significance: La Guardia Airport's Marine Air Terminal is one of the only surviving examples of terminals built especially for the service of "Clipper Ships," sea planes that routinely made Trans-Atlantic crossings during the late 30's. Designed and built as a WPA project, the building holds the distinction of having one of New York City's most noteworthy Art Deco interiors. Also of note is the mural "Flight" that adorns the wall of the building's circular waiting room. The mural stands as a representative example of the many works of art created through the Federal Arts Project, a Depression era program designed to put artists back to work.

Subjects
Transportation Industry
Transportation
Airports


Related Names
Brooks, James
Delano, William Adams
LaGuardia, Fiorello


Collection
Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. GENERAL VIEW OF TERMINAL FROM SOUTH WEST. NOTE FLYING FISH FREIZE ALONG TOP OF BUILDING.


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