Los Angeles International Airport Marks 10th Anniversary of Gateway LAX Enhancement Project

   
     

WHAT:

Los Angeles City Councilmember Tom LaBonge and Bill Rosendahl will be joined by 

 

airport officials and community representatives at a plaque unveiling to commemorate 

 

the 10th anniversary of the Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) Gateway 

 

Enhancement Project. The project was inaugurated August 8, 2000, and has since 

 

become a modern icon of the City of Los Angeles, welcoming millions of visitors annually 

 

to Los Angeles. 

 

 

 

The $112-million project encompassed palm trees lining Century Blvd. from Aviation 

 

Blvd.; landscaping throughout the passenger terminal area; large steel overhead 

 

signage and lighting along Century Blvd. into the terminal area; new public address 

 

system; and the iconic 32-foot-high letters spelling out "LAX" with glass pylons ranging 

 

from 26 feet tall to over 100 feet tall encompassing a public art lighting program.

 

 

WHO:

* Los Angeles City Councilman Tom LaBonge (District 4)

 

* Los Angeles City Councilman Bill Rosendahl (District 11)

 

* Los Angeles World Airports Executive Director Gina Marie Lindsey 

 

* Conceptual designer Ted Tokio Tanaka Architects of Los Angeles

 

* Members of the LAX Gateway Enhancement Project team

 

 

WHEN:

10:30 a.m. on Monday, October 25, 2010

 

 

WHERE:

LAX Flag Courtyard 

 

Los Angeles International Airport

 

 

PARKING:

Broadcast-equipped media vans displaying valid LAX Media Parking Permits may park 

 

at the LAWA Administration Building Visitors Parking Lot. All other media may park in 

 

Parking Structure 1 or 7 — parking validated at the event. 

 

 

VISUALS: 

1. Speakers at podium

 

2.  Unveiling of commemorative plaque with officials 

 

3.  Views of garden landscape and pylons

 

 

CONTACTS:

* Office of Councilman LaBonge: Stephanie Mar at (323) 706-2396

 

* Office of Councilman Rosendahl: Chad Molnar at (213) 308-7595

 

* LAX Public Relations: Albert Rodriguez at (424) 646-5260 

Source = Los Angeles International Airport
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