"Stone and Glass Gardens"

Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood Airport, FL 

"Stone and Glass Gardens,” consists of three stepped platforms, two on the lower level and one on the upper ticketing level around a major concourse escalator. Fossil limestone, a material familiar in Florida, glass, symbolic of water. and plants complete a metaphor for the surrounding Everglades. A diagrammatic boat frame structure is set into the top of the third level platform.  

Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood Airport, FL  1994 

Upper level 12'8" x 23' x 18'

Architects: Helmuth Obata and Kassebaum 

Fabricators: Craftsman Masonry and Johnson Atelier

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