Flyaway Bus Depot neon travel sign sculpture
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member calgriz
N 34° 12.582 W 118° 28.971
11S E 363393 N 3786401
Location: California, United States
Date Posted: 12/26/2009 1:29:10 PM
Waymark Code: WM7Z28
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS
Views: 2

Long Description:
Neon travel sign sculpture titled 'Flyaway', the sculpture is composed of two figures: Pegasus, the mythical winged horse, and an abstracted human flying figure. The curving wings of Pegasus radiate outward 12 feet and inside its body are animated hands, which wave goodbye – or hello. On its torso are two neon crackle tubes, creating an alternating energy field. At the base of Pegasus’ body are abstracted wheels, as if it could be also be carried by bus. The flying human figure incorporates two actual movie reels and is connected to Pegasus by streamers of neon and argon tubing. The entire sculpture is mounted onto 14-inch by 29-feet H-beams attached to the concrete columns that support the FlyAway Bus Terminal roof. More than 700 feet of neon tubing powered by 200,000 volts illuminates the artwork, which is lit 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA), in partnership with the City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs, announces the completion of a new public artwork installed at the Van Nuys FlyAway Bus Terminal. The sculpture, constructed of honeycomb aluminum with brass and copper laminates and neon ribbons of light, measures 114 feet long and was designed by Los Angeles-based artist Lili Lakich.
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Business Name: FlyAway bus station

Business Type: Other

Physical Address:
7610 Woodley Avenue
Van Nuys, CA USA

Web Address: [Web Link]

Condition of Neon Sign: Fully Working Order: Best viewed at night in its full glory!

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