60-year-old copper sheets are piled high in a dumpster ready to be recycled as a crane hauls off some of the last pieces of original roofing material off of Terminal 1.
Nearly six months of demolition on the original copper roof of Terminal 1 is now complete at Lambert-St. Louis International Airport. Crews have been pulling off tons of copper and under-layer roofing materials from the four historic domes since April. Even though the last of the copper has been pried off the roof and sent away to be recycled, there’s still plenty of work ahead for the roof replacement project. Crews have installed new protective layers and new copper on approximately 50 percent of the vaulted domes. With demo completed, roofing crews can finish the work on the remaining two domes on the western end of Terminal 1. The project is slated for completion in December. The first sections of the new copper roof installed early this summer are already oxidizing, turning brown, while the newer sections are still bright and brassy.
The historic copper roof of Terminal 1 at Lambert-St. Louis International
Airport has been an architectural inspiration for nearly 60 years. Now it’s
become an inspiration for art. In the process of replacing the original copper
roof this year, the Airport has saved a few green patina copper tiles to share
with St. Louis area print studios. Artists are using the copper to create
exclusive prints for the 4th Annual Art of Travel fundraiser, benefitting the Lambert Art and Culture
The Art of Travel, presented by
Spire Natural Gas Fueling Solutions, will celebrate the growing arts scene at
the Airport in Terminal 1’s B Concourse from 6-8 p.m. on
Oct. 2. Tickets are $75 and available
The event raises funds to support the Airport’s
acquisitions of permanent artwork and temporary exhibits.
Lambert Art and Culture Program commissioned three presses, The Firecracker Press, Amanda Verbeck with Pele Prints,
and Gina Alvarez with Yellow Bear to each transform one of the weathered, historic tiles into
printmaking plates. Each press has developed its own imagery using the
nostalgia and mystery of travel as its only prompt. The Firecracker Press, Pele
Prints, and Yellow Bear have employed a variety of processes to alter the
tiles, allowing the 60 years of weathering marks to be forever impressed into
these pieces of fine art. From
paper airplanes to woodcuts using wood salvaged from the 2011 Good Friday
storms, the three presses are letting the copper inspire them to experiment and
create innovative and exciting works of art. The evolution of
each print is being documented in a blog, http://flystlprints.wordpress.com. The prints will only be available at the Art of Travel event.
In addition to exclusive copper-inspired art, the event will feature a
silent auction of additional prints by the three print studios and several art
experience packages provided by the Foundry Art Centre, Painting with a Twist,
The Preston Art Glass Studio, Craft Alliance and others.
The theme of this year’s Art of Travel celebration is the film-noir and fedora style
1940s. Gourmet chefs from across the
country will prepare signature cuisine throughout the night along with ‘40s
inspired cocktails. Swing dancing demonstrations will entertain guests who are
encouraged to dress up for the occasion.
The chefs appear courtesy of global restaurateur HMSHost, a world leader
in travel dining. HMSHost operates a large number of dining venues at Lambert,
and is part of Autogrill S.p.A. – the world’s
largest provider of food and beverage services for travelers.
More than two dozen other businesses and
corporations are sponsoring the Art of
Travel, which is helping to transform the Airport with local and
international works, bringing a new sense of place for visitors and local
residents alike. The Lambert Art and Culture Program launched more
than four years ago during The Airport Experience, the Terminal 1 renovation
campaign that concluded this year. Since
2011, 13 major works of art have been installed in terminals and concourses
including nine art glass screens by local St. Louis area artists. The latest
installation was in July with the relocation of the Gateway Foundation’s China China (Zhu Wei, 2003) in the
Terminal 1 Ticketing Lobby. The program also supports temporary exhibitions in
The Lambert Gallery in Terminal 1. Past
exhibitors have included Craft Alliance, Chess Hall of Fame, the Griot Museum,
and the Foundry Art Centre. The International
Photography Hall of Fame is currently exhibiting “A Heritage of Cameras”
The seven-member Airport Art Advisory Committee, appointed by St. Louis City
Mayor Slay, works with the Airport to recommend and help select art installations
and exhibitions. The committee is represented by David Allen, Susan Barrett,
Laura Helling, Marilu Knode, Jill McGuire, Kiku Obata and Frieda L. Wheaton.
Those advisory members are also part of the Art of Travel Host Committee,
chaired by Ken Page. Other committee members are Dwyer Brown, Sara Burke,
Curtis Cassel, Cynthia L. Cosby, Sean Devereaux, Ollie Dowell, George and
Dianne Garrison, Carrie Houke and David Carl Wilson, Richard Hrabko, Samuel
Jenkins, John Kemppainen, Nancy and Ken Kranzberg, Benjamin Lipman, Meridith
McKinley, Kathleen Ratcliffe, William and Julie Shearburn, Jack Stelzer, Andrew
Trivers, Daniel White, and Donna Wilkinson.
For more information on the Lambert Art and Culture Program, visit www.flystl.com/art
U.S. Army veterans Dennis Cabanting and Angie Peacock traveled through Lambert with a crew filming a documentary about injured service members.
The struggles and triumphs of two Army veterans recovering from their injuries suffered in combat in the Middle East played out at Lambert-St. Louis International Airport this week. Retired veterans Dennis Cabanting and Angie Peacock are being profiled in a documentary produced in partnership with the Wounded Warrior Project. Dennis and Angie, who live in St. Louis, were traveling to Los Angeles. Dennis is learning to walk again and be independent after a brain injury. Angie suffered post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and is assisting Dennis in his recovery. The two have already been profiled on an MSNBC series "Wounded, The Battle Back Home."
Carpenter Steve Goforth puts the finishing touches on a plastic laminated wall recently installed next to United Airlines ticketing counter in Terminal 1.
Construction crews are putting the finishing touches on a shiny new wall recently installed next to United Airlines ticket counter in Terminal 1. The work is part of the final phase of renovations at all the airline’s ticket counters. Carpenter Steve Goforth added a little elbow grease rubbing down the wall to give it an extra shine. The wall is made of plastic laminate. Plastic laminate, or p-lam as it is referred to by construction workers, is easy to clean and if the panels are damaged in any way, they can be individually replaced. Once the walls are complete, doors will be added for employee access to their ticketing counters. The project is slated to be completed in two weeks.
Lambert Airport's 4th Annual Art of Travel gives you a ticket to the 1940s. For one evening, guests are encouraged to don their best fedoras and film-noir style to celebrate the post-prohibition decade of high style. Grab your friends for some free pics, too.
The Lambert Art and Culture Program presents the 4th Annual Art of Travel on Oct. 2, 2014. The celebration of arts is centered around art, food, drink and culture- 1940s swing dancing.
The 2014 Art of Travel, benefiting the Lambert Art and Culture Program, makes a toast to the 1940s at its annual event on Oct. 2, 2014. Signature cocktails have been selected for the night to evoke a sense of the post-prohibition times.
The 2014 Art of Travel benefiting the Lambert Art and Culture Program is working with three amazing art partners who will exhibit and have for sale exclusive prints that will use reclaimed copper (from Lambert's historic Terminal 1 roof) in the printmaking process or as an element in the final prints themselves.
The Art of Travel event benefiting the Lambert Art and Culture Program will feature gourmet chefs from across the country preparing signature cuisine on Oct. 2, 2014.
Passengers exit Terminal 1, Door 17 through the newly renovated glass-enclosed walkway toward the passenger pickup area.
Whether your coming or going, a lot of folks are passing through the newly completed enclosed walkways connecting Arrivals Drive and Bag Claim in Terminal 1. The overhead structure was completely rebuilt at exits 12 and 17 with all glass ceilings and walls. This allows more light to fill the major pathways that lead people to and from shuttles and other vehicles. The glass features high tech layers from offering improved safety, security and UV protections. A decorative window film gives the walkways a distinct and modern look. The Airport just completed the final phase of the project. New tile was installed on the ramps and stairways improving safety and adding a finishing touch to these major entrances and exit points.
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