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The Clockwork Cat sculpture displayed on the Entertainment Stage in Terminal 1 (mid-level, exit 12) at Lambert Airport was created by renowned sculptor Harry Weber as part of his Harry and Hanley Project.
Lambert Airport is proud to display its latest artistic exhibit on the Entertainment Stage in Terminal 1. The Clockwork Cat is part of The Harry & Hanley Project by renowned sculptor Harry Weber and some of St. Louis’ leading local artists. The feline on display at Lambert is one of 20 unique larger-than-life dog and cat sculptures celebrating the Animal Protective Association’s (APA) 90th anniversary. Passengers can’t help stopping to gaze at the colorful feline. The Clockwork Cat sports a bowler hat, monocle, and a pocket watch (stuck forever at tea time, 4pm) nicely tucked in his vest. It will be auctioned at the APA’S 90th anniversary birthday bash on September 14th.
Airport Detectives Marlon Brown (far right) and David Treaster serve passengers at Chili’s in Terminal Two as part of the week-long Special Olympics Tip-A-Cop fundraiser.
Lambert Airport police showed passengers a different side of service this week as part of the first statewide Tip-A-Cop event to benefit Special Olympics Missouri. Lambert Officers and Detectives served passengers at Chili’s, Pasta House, Mosaic and Beers of the World from July 8-13th. Nearly half of Lambert’s Officers and Detectives volunteered their time to this worthy event. Lambert passengers tip well! So far, the department has raised $6921 and they’re still counting! The funds will go to support more than 16,000 individuals with intellectual disabilities who participate in Special Olympics Missouri’s training and athletic competition.
Founder and owner of New York City-based Maxiga stores Mark Szlendak sets up his newest store which is set to open in Lambert’s A Concourse on July 4.
A blast of color and whimsy is the trademark for Lambert’s newest store set to open on July 4 in Concourse A. Maxiga came to life in Manhattan. St. Louis will be its first store outside of New York City. Maxiga, the newest specialty airport concept offered by Hudson Group, promotes itself as a place to find unique gifts for fun and functional life. The fun is quite evident with clocks featuring loveable animals and moving eyeballs, animal toothpick holders, yellow submarine coin banks, hip bags and hipper chandeliers. The store is packed with tech novelties, stationery, kitchen accessories as well as kids toys and accessories. Oh, and there’s lots of ducks. Fun and functional ducks.
Julian Bush and Dr. Jane Turner relax in the new American Airlines Admirals Club at Lambert.
Some of the best window views of the airfield at Lambert-St. Louis International Airport have returned with the opening of the renovated American Airlines Admirals Club this month. The renovations came about after the April 2011 tornado that hit Lambert. The modern and sleek 6,800 sq.ft club at the entrance of the C Concourse features stone flooring, wood paneling and multiple touches of art. The club features a self-serve coffee bar, a cyber café, a business center and a conference room. Power outlets are provided at every seat along with free Wi-Fi. For the non-power set, there’s also a daily collection of newspapers to enjoy before flights. To see more pictures of the club, click here.
"Welcome to Sweetie Pie’s" stars Robbie Montgomery and her son Tim were spotted with the Oprah network OWN film crew racing through Lambert Airport.
St. Louis is in the national spotlight every week thanks to a former backup singer for Ike and Tina Turner, Miss Robbie Montgomery. The star of "Welcome to SweetiePie’s" trekked her way with a film crew through Lambert Airport with her son Tim earlier this week. Miss Robbie, as she is affectionately called by family and friends on the show "Welcome to Sweetie Pie’s," is the Oprah network OWN’s most successful show to date. Miss Robbie’s sassy personality on the show has attracted millions of tourists to her restaurants in the popular Grove and Grand Center neighborhoods. Miss Robbie was heading to New York to close a deal for a cookbook featuring her favorite recipes.
Solar Impulse pilot and co-founding CEO André Borschberg boards the plane Friday morning for the fourth leg of the "Across America" campaign.
History departed this week with the takeoff of Solar Impulse early Friday morning. The revolutionary aircraft, which can fly day and night without a drop of fuel, had an extended 10-day stay at Lambert-St. Louis International Airport as part of its "Across America" campaign. More than 8,000 people got to see the plane upclose during open house exhibitions at the Airport. Solar Impulse is a flying aviation lab of new technologies which is helping to promote science, engineering and environmental causes. The plane departed on it’s fourth leg of its cross-country mission bound for Cincinatti (pilot change) and then Washington, DC. Solar Impulse will end its U.S. trek in New York City in the next few weeks.
Delta ramp crews work as usual despite dark clouds looming above a flight that had just arrived. Ramp crews are on the move rain, sleet or snow.
Weather conditions didn’t dampen the spirits of Delta ramp crews and Station Manager, John Gaff Friday. As the dark clouds rolled in and the threat of rain moved into the St. Louis area, Delta ramp crews moved swifty to remove baggage and passengers from an arriving flight. The flight arrived just in time too. A fast moving storm pushed through the area producing heavy rain and strong winds. However as St. Louis weather has been known to do, the sun was shining about an hour later.
The Grubb’s family checks-in at Terminal 1 on Friday ahead of a family vacation.
This weekend begins the "fun" season for many folks. It’s vacation time. Memorial Day Weekend is the kickoff of summer. Lambert-St. Louis International and others airports will see an increase in passenger traffic with the prime summer travel months ahead. At Lambert, lots of parents could be seen this Friday lugging child carriers, car seats and helping children with their backpacks. We caught up with the Grubbs family with children ages 4,6 and 9. They were heading out to Washington DC’s Reagan National Airport. On the flip side, St. Louis will be welcoming its fare share of families and tourists ready to see all that the Gateway City has to offer this season.
Crews were cleaning up Friday after removing boards that previously covered the tornado damaged area above the C Concourse Checkpoint.
After two years, one of the final tornado restoration projects is seeing the proverbial daylight at the end of the tunnel. This week, crews were installing the final glass panes in the section of window frames that sit above the C Concourse Checkpoint in Terminal 1. On Friday, construction workers removed plywood boards to let the sun shine through once again. There’s still minor work left to go in the area. Meanwhile, another tornado restortation project is also nearing the finish. American Airlines is expecting to re-open its Admirals Club next month after extensive renovations following the April 22, 2011 tornado.
Fredbird, Rampage and Louie showed their St. Louis spirit at Lambert this week.
St. Louis’ famous pro mascots dropped by Lambert this week for fun and mayhem as part of the Airport’s Customer Appreciation Week. This was a prideful posed picture of the famed bird, ram and bear. The three had their way roaming Terminal 1 suprising passengers and guests in countless ways. They even tried to check-in a few passengers. There were beak kisses and bear hugs. A few babies were held; some cried. Children cheered. So did adults. Most of all, lots of pictures were taken with our favorite furry and feathered friends. It was also a great way to say, "Hello to St. Louis."
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