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Iconic world map design salvaged from floor of old SLC airport

Posted at 11:21 PM, Dec 22, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-23 01:28:14-05

SALT LAKE CITY — Utahns who have frequented the Salt Lake City International Airport over the years are likely to recognize the massive (partial) world map that they and millions of other passengers have walked across to get to their gate.

With the new airport being built and the old one being demolished, airport officials said they did not expect to be able to save the design on the tile floor.

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But in a tweet Tuesday, they announced the good news that it had been successfully salvaged and safely removed.

They plan to install it somewhere in Concourse B of the currently-under-construction Phase II of the new airport. That phase is anticipated to be completed in 2024.

The iconic map design has been on the floor of Terminal 1 for 60 years, the airport said.

The iconic world map floor of the SLC Int'l Airport