Superman fans will rejoice as Cleveland, Ohio's superman exhibit opened Thursday Oct. 11.
The permanent superman exhibit officially opened its doors at Cleveland Hopkins International Airport (CLE) and is "complete with a life-size statue of the superhero dressed in his iconic blue costume and red cape," NBC News reported.
The airport wrote on its website, "It's a bird! It's a plane! No it's Superman and he has arrived at Cleveland Hopkins International Airport (CLE) thanks to The Siegel & Shuster Society. Airport officials, along with Mayor Frank Jackson and family members of Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster, unveiled the Superman exhibit located on the baggage claim level near carousel 10 on Thursday, October 11th."
Ricky Smith the airport director said to NBC News that he expects the exhibit to be a place that people can meet at the airport and that they will say, 'Meet me at Superman."
"We think it'll be a pretty popular site," he added.
Ricky Smith said on CLE's website that it was approached by the Siegel and Shuster Society about putting the superman exhibit at the airport and they were honored. "Superman is an iconic comic book character and was created right here in the Cleveland area. So it's only fitting an exhibit in his honor be placed in the airport," he said.
NBC News reported that Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster, who were high school friends in the 1930s, created superman with its birthplace in Cleveland.
"We're very proud of Superman, but especially his creators," said Mike Olszewski, president of the Siegel & Shuster Society to NBC News.
The exhibit 22' x 11' x 6' and in the baggage claim area, the airport's website claims. It includes a 7 foot statue of Superman with a wall behind him that has "Cleveland points of interest in classical comic-style conversation."
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