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Zen and the art of Airport security sculpture takes flight at London City Airport

21/06/2012

London City Airport has created an art space in its security pre-screening area, offering passengers – should they seek it – a moment’s pause for reflection amidst the hustle and bustle of airport security.

The space showcases an installation of 12 bronze sculptures, commissioned especially for the airport, which act as a metaphor for the passenger journey through the airport.
 
Depicting a business traveller gradually morphing into an aeroplane – hands and feet becoming ailerons, jacket becoming wings – the sculptures (along with display screens and facilities for passengers to dispose of liquids) complete a sizeable investment in security infrastructure at LCY. This investment has been instrumental in reducing average queue time for security at the airport to less than two minutes, improving customer experience and state of being.
 
Displayed on permanent pedestals in the pre-screening space, the artwork series is a metaphor for the conformity that all air travellers accept as they pass through the various stages of the journey to departure – via check-in and security, through departure lounge to gate and finally to boarding. During this sequence of events – which takes around 20 minutes at London City Airport – passengers abandon themselves to the experience of air travel, adapting their behaviours to the requirements of the process. 

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@perevod1 Give BA a call on 0844 493 0787
@perevod1 unfortunately no keys handed in, we'll let you know if they turn up.
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@perevod1 We'll check with the team
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@wm86 Excellent news!
@lucyrawsome OK, anything else whilst we're here?
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@celestialcow We'll certainly pass this on, if you'd like to give us more info please email on online@lcy.co.uk
@youngram83 you only need to be at the airport 20mins before your flight. (2/2)
@youngram83 the DLR starts running from around 5.20am & if you've checked in online prior to your flight...(1/2)
@youngram83 Hi, where are you coming from and what time is your flight?
@ElaineCremin Excellent, well have a great flight. You're in for some great views on take off today!
@AlexSwallow Welcome, where are you flying to today?
@ElaineCremin Welcome to LCY, where are you flying to today?
@AnttiHemminki Have a great flight!
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