Statues at PIT Airport Now on View for All

Photograph by Beth Hollerich

Among the many facilities at Pittsburgh International Airport (PIT) are three statues.

The lineup contains legendary traveler and early investigative journalist Nellie Bly, founding father George Washington, and Pittsburgh Steelers legend Franco Harris.

All three statues are right here on mortgage from Pittsburgh’s Heinz Historical past Heart. And they’re in style stops for selfies. However as a result of the statues have been positioned misplaced post-security within the Airside Terminal, solely ticketed passengers may pay the statues a go to.

Not anymore.

This week PIT moved all three historic to the pre-security Landside Terminal so that every one vacationers and all guests can see the statues.

The relocation of the statues was prompted by the current passing of Franco Harris. He died on December 20, simply days earlier than he and soccer followers had been to mark the fiftieth anniversary of Harris’ now-legendary soccer play that turned generally known as the “Immaculate Reception.”

After Harris died, “followers flocked to his lifelike determine in Pittsburgh Worldwide Airport’s Airside Terminal to pay their respects,” stated PIT spokesman Bob Kerlick. “We obtained a number of requests after Franco handed away for non-travelers to go to the statue which we couldn’t accommodate. Now the statues are open to all.”

Need to see Nellie Bly, George Washington, and Franco Harris at Pittsburgh Worldwide Airport?

You’ll now discover them behind the Info Desk close to the first TSA checkpoint within the Landside Terminal.

Should you go, take a selfie and ship it alongside to Caught on the Airport and we’ll add it right here.

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