Mayer drew inspiration for the terrazzo floor – approximately 480' long by 40' wide -- from his work as a book artist and printmaker. He chose Garamond italic lower-case typeface for the letters because of its calligraphic elegance. He heightened the floor's reflective vibrancy by including recycled crushed mirror, blue and clear glass, and abalone shell in the terrazzo aggregate. Mayer worked closely with the PHX Sky Train design and construction team of HOK Architects, Gannett Fleming engineers, and the Hensel Phelps Construction Company to integrate the design into the station. The floor was produced by Advance Terrazzo, of Phoenix.