Denver International Airport Welcomes Artistic Tribute to Denver Fire Department

Published on : Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Denver International AirportDenver International Airport (DEN) today announced the completion of “Beacon,” a signature piece of art at the airport’s recently completed Fire Station 35.



Fire Station 35, which is located near Jackson Gap Road and E. 75th Avenue, is the fifth on-airport fire station and opened for service in December 2016. “Beacon,” by Seattle-based artist Steve Gardner, is a laser-cut aluminum and fused glass work of art installed within the west façade of the building. The artwork was inspired by the Denver Fire Department’s connection and service to the airport and its passengers.



Backlit at night, the piece is intended to create the sense of a “beacon,” shining over the surrounding area. Aerial views of downtown Denver and airport street grids and geography provide a background to the central image of the traditional firefighters’ Maltese cross. According to the artist, a symbolic beam of light and energy is projected outward and over neighborhood and airport streets, symbolizing the firefighters’ vigilance and protection of the communities they serve. The piece also includes glass cast reliefs of the equipment and tools that the firefighters use.


The $200,000 project was paid for via the City and County of Denver’s “1 percent for art” ordinance, which dedicates money from new construction projects to public art. An international call for artists was announced in November 2014 for this piece.


Source:- Denver International Airport

Tags: ,

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>

arrow2Follow TTW
facebook-logo  twitter-logo  LinkedIn_logo  stumbleupon-logo   rss_logo 
ttw_blogger_logo  ttw_blogger_logo  ttw_blogger_logo


  • 01 AIME 2018 BB
  • 02 WTM 2017
  • 03 EMITT 2018
  • 04 AIME-2018 small
  • 05 iitmindia 2017
  • 06 imtm 2018
  • 06 TTF-Surat 2017
  • 07 balttour 2018
  • 08 OTM 2018
  • 30 PATA


Get our toolbar!
Review on