Contest to Replace Living Flame Memorial

New memorial will adorn Franklin Square

The “Living Flame Memorial” honoring fallen firefighters and police officers of Philadelphia currently sits in Franklin Square—as it has since Rocky was in theaters. Now, the Philadelphia Fire Fighters Union Local 22, the Philadelphia Fraternal Order of Police Lodge No. 5 Memorial Fund and Historic Philadelphia Inc. have joined forces to replace the memorial with something new. The Philadelphia chapter of the American Institute of Architects and Anthony Bracali of Friday Architects will oversee a contest to design the new memorial. Submissions will be accepted until November 1st with a winner being notified later that month. [Philadelphia Business Journal]