Morning Headlines: Plans Presented for Market Street Building Collapse Memorial
On Wednesday, the Art Commission got a “walk through” of the plans for the memorial park at 22nd and Market, the site of a tragic building collapse in June 2013. Though there were concerns about some of the design elements, depth of shrub beds and types of trees planted for a sense of permanence, “The commissioners unanimously recommended conceptual approval,” reports PlanPhilly’s Matt Golas.
The park will include three granite structures designed by artist Barbara Fox, who described the piece as a “remembrance” to people who died in the collapse and its overall impact. More from Fox, via PlanPhilly:
“I chose granite for its enduring strength and beauty, glass for an element of transparency. I thought about three solid granite stones with two windows opening in each. The windows are placed at the eyelevel of a child and the eyelevel of an adult. A seventh window with no glass provides a universal element to the piece.The inscription above this window reads, “for those who remember because we all have experienced loss.”
Hit up the link below to see images of the designs.
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