UofL is included in the Louisville Muhammad Ali International Airport's 'Signature Louisville' collection.
UofL is included in the Louisville Muhammad Ali International Airport's 'Signature Louisville' collection.

The Louisville Muhammad Ali International Airport unveiled its new “Signature Louisville” look this week, following a year-long closure for renovations. Included in the project are new pedestrian hallways connecting pedestrians to the parking lot and rental car facility.

Those hallways are adorned with photographs showcasing Louisville’s most recognizable landmarks and experiences, including the University of Louisville’s The Thinker statue in front of Grawemeyer Hall – reiterating the institution’s dynamic connection to the city. 

“These images are a great representation of Louisville and ensure so many of the community’s signature locations and experiences are highlighted,” said Dan Mann, executive director of the Louisville Regional Airport Authority. “The stunning images will greet visitors and give them a taste of what to expect during their stay here in Louisville.” 

Other renovations include new terrazzo flooring, a new ceiling, enhanced lighting fixtures and upgrades to the mechanical and electrical system. 

“The new ‘Signature Louisville’ photograph collection is a perfect way to welcome and engage travelers, inspiring them to visit Louisville’s iconic landmarks while showcasing the city’s unique brand of Southern hospitality, one-of-a-kind attractions and urban bourbon experiences,” said Doug Bennett, executive vice president of Louisville Tourism. 

In addition to UofL, other city landmarks highlighted in the photographs include: 4th Street Live!, 21c Museum Hotel, Angel’s Envy, Belle of Louisville, Churchill Downs, Copper &
Kings, Kentucky Kingdom, Louisville Extreme Park, Louisville FC/Racing Louisville FC, Louisville MegaCavern, Louisville Slugger, Louisville Zoo, Old Forester, St. James Court, UPS, Waterfront Wednesday, Whiskey Row and an iconic photo of Muhammad Ali.

In 2019, the airport accommodated more than 4.2 million passengers. 

View the full Signature Louisville gallery here.