I finally have a new home, two and half months after I left Helsinki. I am now a new resident of the Queens borough of New York City.
With almost 2.3 million residents, Queens is roughly four times the size of Helsinki and the second most-populated borough behind Brooklyn’s 2.5 million people (according to the April 2010 census).
As I have been slowly exploring my neighborhood for the past week, I remembered that there is one impressive tie to Finland and Cranbrook in Queens.
The Queens Borough is connected to both Finland and the Cranbrook Academy of Art by way of the John F. Kennedy International Airport. Finnish American architect Eero Saarinen, son of Cranbrook Founder Eliel Saarinen, designed the modernist concrete construction, the TWA terminal (1958-1962), shown below in a photo by Ezra Stoller.