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Midwest Airline Center 3
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Vliet Street Commons
cherry, maple, stainless steel, aluminum letters, 12’ x 19’ x 2’ each of
eighteen portals, integrated art
Midwest Airlines Center, Milwaukee, Wisconsin 1998
with Woodland Pattern Book Center, Ventulett, Thompson & Stainback and
Engberg/Anderson Design

Repeated eighteen times, the canted arches meld abstracted reference to both the mechanisms of industry and the surprising but regionally common hillocks of glacial formations. Grouped in sets of three as entrances to meeting rooms, the texts are arranged along themes such as work, weather and immigration with authors such as John Muir and Laura Engels Wilder.