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Mission Statement:
The Allegheny County Airport Authority and Art Committee

Art in the Airport

To manage an art collection of style, diversity and beauty to be enjoyed by our traveling public and employees that also promotes public art and enhances the airport environment.
 

Attention Art Committee Members:

Next Art Committee Meeting:
Monday, Nov. 3, 2014, 10 a.m.
Pittsburgh International Airport, 4th Flr Mezzanine, Conf Rm A
Materials for Review
Agenda (pdf)
Application Narrative (pdf)
Applicant Work Samples (pdf)

 

Landing Soon: Airside Terminal Terrazzo Floor

Artist: Clayton Merrell

Inspired by Pittsburgh and Flight 

Airside Terrazzo Floor

In a first-of-its-kind collaboration between a local artist, airport and construction officials, work is underway to install a new terrazzo floor in the Airside Terminal Center Core.

The terrazzo floor represents the first major construction update in the Airside Terminal in more than 20 years. The Allegheny County Airport Authority commissioned artist Clayton Merrell, who has numerous accolades and is an art professor at Carnegie Mellon University, to design the floor, which he has titled The Sky Beneath Our Feet.

The central element of Merrell’s design, which occupies a space that is approximately 69,000 square feet or 1.5 acres, is a vast blue sky with clouds, contrails and inlaid aircraft. He also designed large silhouettes representing five iconic views of Pittsburgh neighborhoods and recognizable landmarks including Heinz Field and PNC Park, Smithfield Street Bridge and Monongahela Incline, Cathedral of Learning and the historic Carrie Furnace.

“I am certain that all travelers, whether visitors to Pittsburgh or locals, will find something to connect with in the imagery,” Merrell said. “I hope that the project will be an invitation to slow down and contemplate the act of flying – to see it from a fresh angle, making it new and surprising again.”

Along with the Airport Authority, the Pittsburgh Office of Public Art, Pittsburgh architectural firm Lami Grubb, contractor Mosites Construction and terrazzo company Roman Mosaic & Tile of West Chester, Pa., are working to ensure that Merrell’s original design is accurately reflected in the construction. The terrazzo floor will be installed in phases over the next 14 to 18 months. Terrazzo is a material that consists of marble, quartz, granite, glass, or other suitable chips, poured or precast with a binding agent, then polished smooth to produce a uniformly textured surface.

View the terrazzo floor brochure here.

 

Art and Cultural Object Collection

Including art in the passenger experience at PIT has always been an important goal dating to construction of Greater PIT Airport in 1952 and continuing today. From the original Alexander Calder mobile that floats above the Airside Center Core, to the recent addition of ARCH on Ticketing level, Landside, PIT is committed to promoting the region’s arts and heritage. From internationally acclaimed artists to heralded sports legends, the PIT collection reflects Allegheny County’s diverse cultural attractions.

Click here for the Art in the Airport brochure.

 

Yesterday’s Airport of Tomorrow

The historical, architectural and cultural significance of Greater Pittsburgh Airport (1952-1992) has been recognized by the Pennsylvania Bureau of Historic Preservation, and is presented in an interactive display in the transit level lobby of the airside terminal at Pittsburgh International Airport. View the historical display brochure here.

 

 

 

Pittsburgh Art Places

Visit Pittsburgh Art Places for public art and arts venues in the Greater Pittsburgh region.