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June 5th Memorial Park

Philadelphia, PA

June 5th Memorial Park is a small urban site that commemorates the loss of six lives when a Salvation Army Thrift Store was crushed on June 5, 2013. The collapse was caused by negligent practices during the demolition of an adjoining building. The 22nd and Market Memorial Committee wanted to create a public space to honor those that were lost and to raise public awareness about the importance of safety in construction and demolition projects. The Lighting Practice worked with multiple public and private organizations, the memorial architect and memorial artist to conceptualize a lighting solution that engages the public and inspires peace and reflection. TLP used solid-state lighting sources and fiber optic lighting solutions to internally illuminate elements of the memorial and site in a manner that is both ethereal and sustainable.

 

AIA New York Hudson Valley Chapter: High Honors Design Award for Recognition of Architectural Excellence, 2019

Client

22nd and Market Memorial Committee

Partners

22nd and Market Memorial Committee

Scott Aker

Barb Fox (Artist)

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