If you owned a Warhol, you wouldn't encourage people to walk on it, even if they took off their shoes first. Nor would you invite people to drag items weighing 50 pounds or more across your painting.
The reason is obvious, beyond not wanting people to think you're peculiar. The painting quickly would be ruined, and the value of your investment would be greatly diminished.
It's puzzling that
The authority announced on Wednesday that it has commissioned a
Merrell is calling his work "The Sky Beneath Our Feet." The floor having its own name likely will make anonymous flooring in other American airports insanely jealous, but is this multimillion-dollar expense a wise investment or unnecessary extravagance?
Car rental kiosk employees might disagree, but the two most important components of any airport are airlines and passengers. Authority officials appear to harbor the unrealistic hope that reactions to the public art project will be something like this:
"Honey, what airport shall we use for our upcoming
"Well, the lowest fares can be found at
To summarize: The airport authority is spending
While aesthetically pleasing, the flooring benefits neither the airport's passengers nor its airlines.
That authority officials signed off on this expensive project begs an extremely significant question.
Shouldn't they first have perused the tile offerings at Lowe's?
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