Cleveland, March 2, 2011 – The first phase of the Cleveland Hopkins International Airport (CLE) terrazzo floor and artwork installation project has begun. Workers are beginning to remove the old flooring and carpet to replace them with terrazzo starting at security checkpoint C, continuing up Concourse C, then proceeding to Concourses A and B. The entire project is expected to be complete in January 2014.
“For a project this large within an active terminal, we plan to perform the floor and art installation in phases,” said Airport Director Ricky Smith. “Our goal is to minimize the inconvenience to passengers and tenants as best as possible.”
On average, it will take approximately two weeks to complete each floor section, although larger sections of the concourse may take longer. Four-foot high partitions and plastic sheeting will be placed in work areas, moving as the construction sites moves.
As part of the terrazzo flooring project, artwork from an airport artist competition in 2009 will be installed into select floor locations. Six artists and their work were selected for the permanent installation.
The locations where the artwork of the six finalists will be include:
Concourse A – at the entrance of Concourse A and Gate A5
- “Cleveland Blocks,” by Betsey Friedman
- “Green Utopia,” by Mark Rook
Concourse B – Gate B6
- “A Green City on a Blue Lake,” by Students from Whitney Young High School, Cleveland Metropolitan School District (CMSD): Maria Cuadra, Eaon March, and Chae Simpson
Concourse C – Gates C1, C10, C14, and C26
- “Hooked on Cleveland,” by Claire Sullivan
- “Starry Night in Cleveland,” by Sean Michael
- “Early Morning Steelyard Blues,” by Tom Koskey
- "A Wind Turbine City," by Eva Kwong