The windows of the Philadelphia International Airport are sandblasted with a digitally manipulated aerial photograph of the flight approach to the airport; a red arrow indicates the airport’s location. 48 industrial float glass panels, each 33. ½” (85.1 cm) x 116 5/16" (295.4 cm) glass panels, together (1,299 sq.ft (121 sqm.)), airbrushed with ceramic melting colors and sandblasted, steel clips. An original work commissioned and owned by the City of Philadelphia. Fabrication: Franz Mayer of Munich, Inc. Installation: US Glass and Metal Inc.
Color and location were determined in collaboration with Michael Sheward, architect of the new Terminal F of the Philadelphia International Airport.
This project was a collaboration between artists Ellen Harvey and Jan Baracz, who created the concept in response to the airport's request for proposals.
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