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Tuesday 26th of August 2014
They are something a little unusual to see at an airport, but the branch of Easirent Car Hire at Gatwick Airport have already had car hire customers who have seen the sandcastle sculptures.
Gatwick Airport is not the first place people would suggest seeing sandcastles, but two giant sculptures have been unveiled in its terminal. They have been created by renowned artist Zeus, as a celebration of Gatwick Airport’s expanded network, depicting New York’s Chrysler building and Dubai’s sail shaped seven-star Burj Al Arab hotel.
Spencer Sheen, head of retail at Gatwick airport said, “Gatwick has invested over £1 billion in improving facilities and the airport experience in recent years. This transformation means more people and airlines than ever before are choosing to fly from Gatwick and many new routes are being opened. This latest addition to the airport’s collection of artwork, creatively brings to life that Gatwick is now a world-class airport, serving over 200 destinations across the globe for both leisure and business travellers.”
They stand at six feet tall and will be displayed for two months at Gatwick Airport, to be viewed by around 7.5 million passengers during this time.
Zeus, the artist for the two new sculptures, said “I am delighted that these two urban sculptures will be exhibited at London Gatwick, the inspiration for which was taken from two of the flagship cities Gatwick flies to – New York and Dubai. Airports are symbols of modern metropolises like London, so what better place to display the works where millions of passengers can see them. My aim is to give people passing through Gatwick’s terminals a place to reflect before they travel and when they return home to London.”