Design of Market Street Building Collapse Memorial Gets Art Commission Approval
“People will be very pleased when they see the final thing,” said artist Barbara Fox during an interview in Philadelphia magazine’s January issue. Fox, you might recall, was chosen last October to design the proposed memorial at the 22nd and Market site where six (really seven) people perished and fourteen were injured as a result of a botched demolition.
One thing we know for sure, the Philadelphia Art Commission is certainly a fan. According to the Inquirer’s Claudia Vargas, the Commission “unanimously approved” the June 5th Memorial design, pictured above, earlier today. (Some of us might have foreseen this considering its look got conceptual approval back in April.)
News of the design thumbs-up comes two days shy of the building collapse’s two-year anniversary. Vargas reports a remembrance ceremony will be held at the site this Friday at 10am.