endangered historic places

JFK T3 on list of America’s most endangered historic places

JFK Terminal 3

JFK Terminal 3. Photo by Anthony Stramaglia

The National Trust for Historic Preservation has just issued its 2013 list of America’s Most Endangered Historic Places and the iconic, flying-saucer-shaped Terminal 3 at New York’s JFK International Airport – slated for demolition now that Delta Air Lines has moved over to Terminal 4 – is one of 11 sites on that list.


JFK T3 – The former Worldport – courtesy PANYNJ


Instead of demolishing Terminal 3- which opened in 1960 as the Worldport – the National Trust for Historic Preservation suggests demolishing just the south concourse instead and using the buiding as a connecting facility between T2 and T2 “as a dedicated or premier terminal or as an independent building open to the public containing a museum, restaurants, shops, aircraft observation space, airport employee daycare or other purposes.”

Here are the 10 other sites that made this year’s list. Find out more about each site here.

Abyssinian Meeting House, Portland, Maine .
Astrodome, Houston, Texas.
Chinatown House, Rancho Cucamonga, Calif.
Gay Head Lighthouse, Aquinnah, Mass .
Historic Rural Schoolhouses of Montana, Statewide .
James River, James City County, Va.
Kake Cannery, Kake, Alaska .
Mountain View Black Officers’ Club, Fort Huachuca, Ariz.
San Jose Church, Old San Juan, Puerto Rico .
Village of Mariemont, Cincinnati, Ohio .