Artist Robert Minervini displays his work during a preview of the new Harvey Milk terminal at San Francisco International Airport.

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SFO Offers Sneak Peek Of New Harvey Milk Terminal

Tim Ryan
June 25, 2019 - 1:50 pm

VIPs and journalists got a sneak peek of the first nine gates of the newly renovated Harvey Milk terminal at SFO on Tuesday, although the wing of the airport doesn't reopen until next month. 

There's a canvas dedicated to the slain city supervisor and gay rights pioneer that is 300 feet long and 30 feet tall, filled with some of his old campaign literature and photographs. 

There are also letters to and from him as well as newspaper headlines, including one from the San Francisco Examiner that announced he and Mayor George Moscone had been assassinated in City Hall on Nov. 27, 1978 

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Tim O’Brien with the airport's museum says some of these images have never been seen in public.

“There’s images that have been introduced to us from people across the country that may have never been outside of their home or outside of their collection,” he said, “so we’re very excited and appreciative of their generosity in sharing.” 

The new $2.4 billion terminal is bright and bold. There is one mosaic art wall that is what the artist Robert Minervini calls a “window into imaginary space."

The terminal opens to the public on July 23.