Los Angeles City Councilmember Tom LaBonge and Bill Rosendahl will be joined by airport officials and community representatives at a plaque unveiling to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) Gateway Enhancement Project. The project was inaugurated August 8, 2000, and has since become a modern icon of the City of Los Angeles, welcoming millions of visitors annually to Los Angeles.
The $112-million project encompassed palm trees lining Century Blvd. from Aviation Blvd.; landscaping throughout the passenger terminal area; large steel overhead signage and lighting along Century Blvd. into the terminal area; new public address system; and the iconic 32-foot-high letters spelling out “LAX” with glass pylons ranging from 26 feet tall to over 100 feet tall encompassing a public art lighting program.
* Los Angeles City Councilman Tom LaBonge (District 4)
* Los Angeles City Councilman Bill Rosendahl (District 11)
* Los Angeles World Airports Executive Director Gina Marie Lindsey
* Conceptual designer Ted Tokio Tanaka Architects of Los Angeles
* Members of the LAX Gateway Enhancement Project team
10:30 a.m. on Monday, October 25, 2010
LAX Flag Courtyard Los Angeles International Airport
Broadcast-equipped media vans displaying valid LAX Media Parking Permits may park at the LAWA Administration Building Visitors Parking Lot. All other media may park in Parking Structure 1 or 7 — parking validated at the event.
1. Speakers at podium
2. Unveiling of commemorative plaque with officials
3. Views of garden landscape and pylons
* Office of Councilman LaBonge: Stephanie Mar at (323) 706-2396
* Office of Councilman Rosendahl: Chad Molnar at (213) 308-7595
* LAX Public Relations: Albert Rodriguez at (424) 646-5260