Inside the terminal hangs "Flight," a mural measuring 12 feet in height and 237 feet in length, the largest mural created as part of the Great Depression-era Work Projects Administration (WPA). Completed by James Brooks in 1940, "Flight" depicts the history of man's involvement with flight.
The mural was painted over without explanation by the Port Authority of New York & New Jersey in the 1950s, possibly because some saw left-wing symbolism in it. After an extensive restoration project headed by aviation historian Geoffrey Arend, the mural was rededicated on September 18, 1980.
|PanAm logo on transom|
|couple holding hands and binoculars aspiring to travel, Port Authority thought this subversive and painted over mural|
|statue of Fiorello LaGuardia|
|flying fish on waves|