SALT LAKE CITY — One of the first things you'll notice when you enter the new Salt Lake City International Airport is that you don't actually feel like you're at an airport.
Instead of a traditional concourse, the interiors of the airport evoke a museum with world-class art lining the walls and, incredibly, the bathrooms!
Some of the major pieces are astounding to see and if you're not careful, you may end up gawking too long and miss your flight.
Nearly the size of a football field, "The Canyon" was created by artist Gordon Huether and his team. Composed of 2.5 acres of composite fabric and an amazing seven miles of aluminum tubing, "The Canyon" is the majestic installation travelers will see when they enter the airport.
Lights along the artwork with change minute-by-minute, creating a new perspective each step you take down the concourse.
The other large installation piece by Gordon Huether Studio is "The Falls," a group of plates that appear to cascade down the 80-foot tall escalator well. Natural light in the three-story well shimmers off the light-sensitive glass fins along with light-reflecting glass rods.
WHIMSY WALL PROJECT
Officials with the new airport selected 18 local and national artists to create vinyl wall wraps to be installed inside the airport's bathrooms.
Yes, that's right. The bathrooms.
"All artwork is unique and one-of-a-kind and intended to inspire an immersive and engaging experience for travelers."