On September 9, 2010, the formal ceremony was held for the Armenian Heritage Park groundbreaking on Parcel 13 of the Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway, between Christopher Columbus Park and Faneuil Hall. Sponsored by the Armenian Heritage Foundation, the park will commemorate lives lost during the 1915 Armenian Genocide and all genocides that have followed as well as celebrate the immigrant experience. Click here to view all the photos from the groundbreaking ceremony.
The park will feature a labyrinth, a circular winding path in grass and inlaid stone, intended to represent life’s journey. A single jet of water at its center represents hope and rebirth. In addition, there will be an abstract sculpture, a twelve-sided split dodecahedron, sitting atop a reflecting pool with waters washing over the sides. Annually, the Sculpture will be reconfigured to commemorate the immigrant experience.
The RFP for the construction of the park is out and work is likely to commence in 2011. The Armenian Heritage Park will cost approximately $6 million at no expense to the taxpayer and will be cared for and maintained by the Armenian Heritage Foundation.
For the first of its cultural programming series, the Armenian Heritage Foundation will sponsor a lecture on human rights by Kerry Kennedy on September 23, 2010 at Faneuil Hall. (More information on the lecture.)
More information on the park can be found at www.armenianheritagepark.net.
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