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When you walk through Tampa International Airport in the future you will walk right past a 21-foot flamingo. The airport’s governing board approved spending nearly $2.4 million to commission seven pieces of public art, including the flamingo. The other pieces of art include a 30-foot tall glass-tile mosaic of a Florida sunset, nature scenes etched on green aluminum panels and an aerial sculpture reminiscent of a coral reef. The art will be installed in the main terminal and installation is expected in August 2021. “We are more than a place that people simply pass through. We are the first and last impression of the Tampa Bay region,” airport chief executive officer Joe Lopano said in a statement. “Public art is critical to creating a sense of place and leaving our guests with a unique and engaging experience.”