Blue Grass (LEX) has unveiled its latest renovations to the airport terminal’s lobby level, including the Terrazzo floor in front of the security checkpoint that charts the sire lineage of the Thoroughbred.
“Prominent Sire Lines in America 2000” chronicles the genealogies of the Thoroughbred horse, covering more than 300 years of breeding history. The concentric circular format published by Prominent Sire Lines LLC includes more than 800 horses, such as Nasrullah, Unbridled, Seattle Slew, Mr. Prospector and Northern Dancer, among others.
“This unique floor design traces American breeding history back to the late 1600s,” says Bobby Owens, chairman of the Lexington-Fayette Urban County Airport Board. “We are pleased to recognize these stallions that have made an indelible mark on the equine industry and are proud that visitors to our airport will discover a piece of the Commonwealth that we treasure so much.”
The theme in the terminal also includes a design that represents the pattern of jockey silks incorporated into the Terrazzo floor and limestone facings at all terminal entryways. In addition, there is also a new airline ticket counter that meets the guidelines of the Americans with Disabilities Act, a new ceiling system, updated signage, a relocated information center, and new floor and wall finishes.
“The beauty of the Bluegrass has always been on full display from the air for passengers flying into or out of our airport,” says Mayor Jim Newberry. “Now, that same beauty will be on full display in the terminal to greet our visitors.”
The renovation is part of $55M worth of improvements at the airport.