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New Book and Exhibition Explore the Art of Air Traffic Control Towers

October 27, 2015

By Dzana Tsomondo


LaGuardia Airport, New York, built in 1964. Carolyn Russo was flying into LaGuardia in 2006 when she first noticed the tower looked “like Swiss cheese.” The realization led her to pursue a project about airport towers that took her to 23 countries worldwide.

Carolyn Russo has worked with the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum since she graduated from the Massachusetts College of Art and Design in 1988. In her current job as a photographer and museum specialist, she acquires new art for the museum and curates exhibits. The unique position has also given her a platform for publishing and exhibiting her own...

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