Oliver Tambo International Airport
ERIC TODD, AUSTIN, SANDILANDS: Design Architect
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Originally Jan Smuts Airport, it replaced the award winning building built in the early 1950s.
In SA Panorama, February 1973 the building was described 'As a worthy gateway to South Africa it houses forty monumental works of art commissioned by a panel of art experts from amongst the younger generation of South African artists.
The paintings, sculptures, tapestry, ceramics and copper work are situated throughout the public areas as well as in the transit and V.I.P. accommodation.'
Links to some of the artists and the works put up, most likely all demolished by now :
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