9 massive murals moving from Cincinnati airport to downtown

CINCINNATI (AP) — Nine massive glass-tile mosaics originally made for the train concourse at Cincinnati’s Union Terminal are being moved across the Ohio River from the area’s biggest airport to the downtown convention center where they’ll now be displayed.

The process got under way Saturday with three of the 20-by-20-foot murals being moved from Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport to the Duke Energy Convention Center. The rest will be moved later.

They’re being relocated from two airport terminals that are scheduled for demolition. WLWT-TV reports the Kenton County Airport Board will spend about $2 million to remove and transport the murals, and Cincinnati will pay about $750,000 for them to be unloaded and mounted on the convention center’s exterior.

The mosaics were created in 1933 by artist Winold Reiss.