Tour of the Robert Sowers Mid Century JFK art stained glass window rack in our National Warehouse in Scranton, PA.
Now you can see a large grouping of JFK stained glass windows on our website. Most of them have minor problems but remain fully intact. The glass can be restored by a glass restorer. View all the windows currently for sale online.
An Iconic Stained Glass Window from JFK International Airport
The architecturologists at Olde Good Things were able to carefully preserve a true landmark of history when they captured the famous stained glass window panels from JFK International Airport’s Terminal 8. The terminal, fondly known as “The Cathedral”, was demolished in 2008 to be replaced by a modern steel-and-glass structure next door. A discussion ensued over the preservation of the original stained glass window unveiled in 1960. The New York Times article can be viewed here.
The 317-foot by 23-foot translucent mosaic panel facade was designed by Robert Sowers, who is considered by some to be the most iconic stained glass artist of the Modern Age. The piece was composed of over 30,000 flash glass tiles in vibrant red, sapphire, and white. Sowers was one of the first artists to prominently feature stained glass in commercial architecture.