On the Air 2000
The lobby at San Francisco International Airport Arrivals features a 12,000 square feet terrazzo floor designed by Lewis DeSoto. The designs of On the Air 2000 are derived from pilot charts used for reference to land and take-off from these locations. The visitor walking on top of the floor at first encounters the pattern of isobars, then sees the “touchdown” points for airplanes around the world. One can literally traverse the earth, walking “on the air” and trace one’s path from destination to destination.