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dc.coverage.spatialSite: Buffalo, New York, United Statesen_US
dc.coverage.temporal1996 (creation)en_US
dc.creatorKohn Pederson Foxen_US
dc.date1996en_US
dc.date.accessioned2013-05-07T14:29:04Z
dc.date.available2013-05-07T14:29:04Z
dc.date.issued1996en_US
dc.identifier213521en_US
dc.identifier.otherarchrefid: 123en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1721.3/120923
dc.descriptionView of the arrivals level; The lead member of the design team, the New York firm of Kohn Pedersen Fox, considered two historical regional influences when they designed the new terminal: the architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright, and the importance of aviation and flight to the region. They envisioned a crystalline structure symbolizing flight - and that vision became a reality. Some 27,000 square feet of glass dominate the 350-foot-wide lobby with its 50-foot ceiling and arching walls. When looked at from the air, the terminal itself looks like a giant aircraft poised for flight. Within the main Gateway concourse, a unique 13,000 square foot work of art has been created on the floor with multicolored terrazzo tiles depicting the history of the region from a geological and sociological perspective. Created by Oregon artist and sculptor Robert E. Calvo, the woven pattern in the center of the design serves as a metaphor for the region, which was created out of the influences of many divergent events. Since its opening, the BNIA terminal has expanded both the east and west concourse facility. These expansions have increased the total number of gates from 15 to 25. Source: Buffalo Niagara International Airport [website]; http://www.buffaloairport.com/about_bnia/ (accessed 12/2/2007)en_US
dc.format.mediumconcrete; glassen_US
dc.rights© Scott Gilchrist, Archivision, Inc.en_US
dc.subjectarchitectural exteriorsen_US
dc.subjectcontemporary (1960 to present)en_US
dc.subjectTransportationen_US
dc.subjectModernisten_US
dc.titleBuffalo Niagara International Airporten_US
dc.typeimageen_US
dc.rights.accessLicensed for educational and research use by the MIT community onlyen_US
dc.identifier.vendorcode1A1-KP-BA-A3en_US
vra.culturalContextAmericanen_US
vra.techniqueconstruction (assembling)en_US
vra.worktypeairporten_US
dc.contributor.displayKohn Pederson Fox (American architectural firm, founded 1976)en_US


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