Economy Parking Advisory

‚ÄčEffective Sunday, September 23, beginning at 12:00 AM, there will be 2 bus routes serving Economy Parking in order to provide quicker service to and from the Airport terminals. The Red Route will serve Shelters 8 through 16 (parking aisles A through M).  The Blue Route will serve bus Shelters 1 through 7 (parking aisles X through Y). Please be sure to check and remember which route you are on. For further assistance, contact the Philadelphia Parking Authority at PHL at 215-683-9842.

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Terminal B

March 12, 2015 - October 25, 2015

Philadelphia artist Bethany Rusen has re-created an earlier installation exhibited at Philadelphia's children's museum titled, Personal Possession, where she similarly collected small wooden toys, both found and donated, as a tribute to the museum's play-oriented mission. Rusen painted the toys white and arranged them in various sized shadow box structures.

For her installation at the Airport, Rusen has again collected small toys. This time, she was inspired by the passengers' inflight experience with their unique aerial perspective of the landscapes and cityscapes below. Rusen's orderly composition of toys recalls the patchwork quilt patterns of fields and the gridded nature of urban planning when seen from a bird's-eye view. The collected recycled toys and their corresponding shadow boxes feature a monochromatic palette that unifies the elements and makes them appear more architectural albeit small scale. It is similar to the inflight sensation when buildings, homes, water towers, or vehicles are perceived as tiny scale models.

Like the universal aerial perception while in flight, there is a universal familiarity with toys. Passengers will often visually scour the landscape below to recognize a particular detail, and it is the same experience with Rusen's assemblages of toys.