DENVER – July 17, 2021 – Today, Denver International Airport (DEN) and the City of Denver dedicated the newest public art installation, Luminous Wind, to Federico Peña who has served as Denver Mayor, U.S. Secretary of Transportation and U.S. Secretary of Energy.
“Federico Peña is a true visionary who led the efforts to move our airport east of the city and build DEN,” said airport CEO Phil Washington. “In doing so, he not only built an airport with room to grow, but he prepared us for the future and created an economic engine that provides more than $33.5 billion a year to our economy. His contributions have a lasting impact and it is an honor to dedicate this sculpture to such an amazing leader and member of our community.”
Luminous Wind stands at 27-feet tall and draws connections between Federico Peña’s vision, Peña Station NEXT, a master-planned smart city co-developed by DEN and Fulenwider, Inc. and the Panasonic technology- infused infrastructure. The art was inspired by Secretary Peña’s contributions to the City & County of Denver’s Public Art Program and DEN, in addition to his lifelong innovative achievements in energy, transportation, and sustainability.