CHELSEA HANDLER’S BOYFRIEND ANDRE BALAZS COULD END UP A HERO OR A MONSTER
We will NEVER forget flying TWA on one of our first visits to New York and arriving in the Eero Saarinen designed terminal. It was like heaven. We weren’t knowledgeable about architecture at that time but were in AWE of the structure. It was like Tomorrowland at Disneyland had come to life! These were the days when the skies WERE friendly and airlines tried to outdo each other with modern terminals. None ever topped this masterpiece. Of course it closed in 2001 and Chelsea Handler’s boyfriend Standard hotelier Andre Balazs is negotiating to buy it and develop it into a hotel. A wonderful idea – IF he retains the original structure. He SAYS he will, but we’ve heard that before. If Andre does the right thing with this architectural treasure, he will have done the world a favor.