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$250 million Hobby Airport Face-lift Features Signature Artwork

The Houston Airport System (HAS) and the Houston Arts Alliance (HAA), will showcase the newest phase of the $250 million terminal renovation project at William P. Hobby Airport (HOU), with the unveiling of the signature artwork, on Thursday, March 25, 2010, at 11:00 a.m. The latest additions to the HAS “Airport Art” collection include three works by nationally and internationally renowned artists. Please call 281-233-1234 for media clearance and security escort.

Take-off, by artists Paul Kittleson and Carter Ernst – the airports’ gateway artwork – is an enormous stainless steel bird’s nest floating above a subtropical garden at the Broadway entrance.

Over Houston, by artist Gordon Huether, is a selection of abstract aerial photographs of Houston transcribed into alternating glass panels lining the connector bridge walkway; the work has already been featured in a national television commercial.

Vector HH, by artist Luca Buvoli, is a visually dynamic structure of a human figure flying with open arms, to be suspended over the new escalator, after completion.

Houston Airport System and the Houston Arts Alliance

Signature artwork unveiling

Thursday, March 25, 2010, 11:00 a.m. Please arrive by 10:30 a.m.

William P. Hobby Airport, Central Concourse (post-security)

The 83-year-old William P. Hobby Airport – Houston’s first international airport – is undergoing major exterior and interior renovation, to enhance customer convenience and satisfaction, while also preserving the facility’s classic art deco motif and charm. HOU is ranked among the top performing airports in the world.

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