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New Artwork Installed at San Diego International Airport’s Rental Car Center

The kinetic sculptural forms are called "MetroGnome" and are located at the airport's new rental car facility set to open in January 2016

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    A rendering of the "MetroGnome" art installation at the San Diego International Airport's new rental car center.

    Two new pieces of unique, public artwork will be installed Tuesday at the San Diego International Airport’s new rental car center, which is slated to be up and running by the New Year.

    Measuring 54 feet tall, the two kinetic sculptural forms are dubbed “MetroGnome” and were created by Los Angeles-based artist Christian Moeller. The artist and his team assembled the art installation Tuesday on site, locating the work within one of the exterior bioswale areas of the airport’s brand-new $316 million rental car facility, set to open next month.

    MetroGnome is one of three public art installations chosen for the facility.

    The new rental car center will house most of the rental car companies that serve the airport in a single building. The project is designed to dramatically reduce the number of shuttle buses circulating the airport and improve traffic in the area.