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Florida airport unveils flamingo art that's breathtaking, gigantic

 
 
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Florida airport unveils flamingo art that's breathtaking, gigantic
Tampa International Airport will soon have a literally breathtaking piece.The floor-to-ceiling art will consist of a 21-foot-tall flamingo in the airport's main terminal, depicting one of the animals underwater.The price tag for the art, by Matthew Mazzotta, of Cambridge, Massachusetts, is $520,000, the Tampa Bay Times reported. “Every airport has terminals, seating, gates and travelers – and every airport functions as a gateway,” said Chris Minner, the airport's executive vice president of marketing. “But how this initial experience happens – how it feels during those welcomes and goodbyes – is what elevates our shared experience and invites our travelers to become true representatives of our region.”Video: This dancing flamingo is ready for the weekendThe sculpture is slated to be installed in November.

Tampa International Airport will soon have a literally breathtaking piece.

The floor-to-ceiling art will consist of a 21-foot-tall flamingo in the airport's main terminal, depicting one of the animals underwater.

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The price tag for the art, by Matthew Mazzotta, of Cambridge, Massachusetts, is $520,000, the Tampa Bay Times reported.

“Every airport has terminals, seating, gates and travelers – and every airport functions as a gateway,” said Chris Minner, the airport's executive vice president of marketing.

“But how this initial experience happens – how it feels during those welcomes and goodbyes – is what elevates our shared experience and invites our travelers to become true representatives of our region.”

Video: This dancing flamingo is ready for the weekend

The sculpture is slated to be installed in November.