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Thursday, Nov 26th

Last update07:18:01 AM GMT

SKIES OF FREEDOM Pavilion & Brick Program

Burbank Bob Hope Airport travelers, community members, and employees who want their names permanently linked to the Airport now have a chance to participate in a commemorative brick campaign. A pavilion paved with the bricks is being installed next to the Valet Parking Center. A quick overview of the brick program can be found here.

The SKIES OF FREEDOM Pavilion will reflect the impact that aviation has had on protecting and defending the basic freedoms embodied in the United States Constitution, but also acknowledges how commercial aviation has advanced our ability to enjoy the freedom to travel and conduct commerce on a national and global basis.

The in-progress Pavilion is located just west of the valet building, immediately adjacent to the northern terminus of the Regional Intermodal Transportation Center (RITC) elevated walkway. When completed, the pavilion will be approximately 7,000 square feet and will feature between 14,000 and 28,000 decorative bricks that are available for purchase and dedication by sponsors. These bricks are a unique way to honor the memory of a loved one or of a former Lockheed employee or employees at airlines, tenants, and other entities present at the airport over its history; commemorate a special Airport event; honor businesses, not-for-profit organizations, athletic teams, etc.; recognize civic clubs and social groups; and give an unforgettable gift.

Additional History and Art Opportunities

The brick program is the beginning phase of a broader program in which aviation history displays at the Airport will be augmented and exterior art will be introduced in more Airport venues. The Airport is reaching out to sponsors who would be interested in placing large display art on the walls of the escalator and elevated walkway tower overlooking the SKIES OF FREEDOM Pavilion.  Sponsors are also being sought for unique large scale public art opportunities on the Regional Intermodal Transportation Center, which features a series of 16 frames 14 ft. wide by 36 ft. high facing Hollywood Way and Empire Avenue designed to support art and sculpture installations seen by thousands of passers-by daily. The vestibule of the elevator to the RITC moving walkway offers a venue for historical exhibits. The elevated walkway to the RITC offers opportunities for standing sculpture in a unique setting. Interested artists and sponsors are welcome to inquire with the Airport Public Relations Department at (818) 840-8840.