The statue of the blue horse at Denver International Airport has been named one of the top five bizarre public art pieces in the country. Yahoo! News rated Luis Jimenez’s “Mustang” No. 3, behind Crown Fountain in Chicago and Bus Home in Ventura, Calif.
We’ve mentioned the blue “Mustang” at Denver International Airport before, but discussion about it and other supposed abnormalities have been making the rounds the last few days.
The 32-foot sculpture was commissioned three years before DIA opened and finally installed in the median of Peña Boulevard in February, 2008. Creation of “Mustang” survived lawsuits over the pace of the work, the illness of sculptor Luis Jimenez, and his death when a section of the sculpture came loose from a hoist and pinned him against a steel support beam. Jimenez was 65 when he died at his Hondo, N.M., studio in June 2006. (Photo by Helen H. Richardson, The Denver Post)
The Federal Aviation Administration will begin imposing fines of up to $11,000 on people who point lasers into an aircraft cockpit.
Denver International Airport ranks 10th nationally for the number of laser incidents that have occurred in 2011, while Dallas-Fort Worth ranks the highest.