This dynamic landmark gateway into LAX includes 32-feet-high letterforms, a ring of fifteen 120-feet-tall pylons forming a bold gateway into the airport, and equally-spaced columns that steadily increase in height along a two-mile roadway median leading up to the gateway, evoking the experience of take-off and landing. The personality of the gateway dramatically changes at night through the use of computerized lighting effects. Completed in anticipation of the Democratic National Convention, the monument reflects the unity and diversity of the LA experience and serves as a gateway into Los Angeles and the United States.
Robin Perkins (Principal in Charge), Clifford Selbert, Nick Groh, Clint Woesner
Ted Tokio Tanaka Architects (architect), IMA Design Group (landscape architect), Lighting Design Alliance (lighting design), Isenberg and Associates, Inc. (art), Ove Arup and Partners (engineer), UCLA Urban Simulation Team
Ampersand, Swinerton Wahlberg Co.