Airport window to become art

February 21, 2008 5:20:15 AM PST
It was one of the marvels of the then new jet age. But American Airlines is closing the window on its huge stained glass at New York's JFK airport. It was the longest window in the world when its red, sapphire and purple panels were unveiled in 1960. It's longer than a football field and is more than 20 feet high. But now the terminal is being replaced. The airline says trying to move and store the huge stained-glass facade would be too expensive. Small pieces of the window will become floor displays at Kennedy Airport, at the airline's Fort Worth, Texas, headquarters and at a Long Island museum.