Originally broadcast 6/22/2009:
Patrick Murphy explores the work of Eero Saarinen, whose work was the subject of an exhibit at the Kemper Art Museum at Washington University. Best known for the Gateway Arch in St. Louis, Saarinen also designed the TWA Flight Center and JFK Airport in New York, the main terminal at Dulles Airport in Washington DC, and the CBS Headquarters building (known as Blackrock) in midtown Manhattan. Saarinen’s style, which changed from project-to-project to fit the needs of each design, has made him difficult to classify by architecture and art historians, and lead to a decline of his reputation after his dead in 1961. Now, however, he is seen as a source of inspiration for many architects.