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Richard Wilson’s new artwork ‘Slipstream’ was unveiled at Terminal 2 of Heathrow airport on today.
The aluminum sculpture is suspended 18 metres above the ground, weighs 77 tonnes and is 78 metres in length. It is inspired by the flight path of a stunt plane. The sculpture was commissioned by the consultancy FutureCity.
Terminal 2 opens on Wednesday 4 June 2014 and will be officially opened by The Queen on Monday 23 June.
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The new Terminal 2 located in the heart of the London Heathrow airport involved the construction of a five-storey main terminal building named Terminal 2A, a 522m-long satellite pier named Terminal 2B running parallel to the main building, a four-storey car park facility for 1,300 vehicles, and development of new approach roads and forecourt lanes.