A Vintage TWA Plane is in Times Square En Route to Become Cocktail Lounge at New TWA Hotel

TWA-Connie-Airplane-Vintage-Lockheed-Martin-Times-Square-TWA-Hotel-20.jpg
TWA-Connie-Airplane-Vintage-Lockheed-Martin-Times-Square-TWA-Hotel-3-1.jpg

The TWA Hotel‘s 1958 Constellation airplane is on the move again, this time making a stop in Times Square as it travels through Manhattan on a tour in celebration of the hotel’s imminent opening. In October of 2018, “Connie,” as the vintage plane is affectionately named, journeyed from Maine to JFK Airport where it has been undergoing a major makeover to convert the fuselage into a retro cocktail lounge for the TWA Hotel. On Friday, the 116-foot long plane was escorted from JFK Airport up 6th Avenue, through Columbus Circle and down Seventh Avenue to the pedestrian plaza in Times Square, the same spot where a billboard advertising the plane once stood in the 1950s.