Public Competitions

Worcester Fire Fighters Memorial Worcestor, MA



Design Challenge:
This memorial design is, at its most basic level, about reflection, connection, and remembrance. Of these, connection is the most central design element, and a sense of connecting with the six fallen firefighters arguably will be the most powerful aspect of what a visitor to the memorial experiences. The most haunting thing about the tragedy on December 3, 1999 is that their firefighting brothers could not reach the six firemen who perished in the burning building. This horror is etched in memory and immortalized in the desperate words captured in the transcripts of radio transmissions. At the memorial site, firefighting brothers, family members, friends, and others wishing to pay respect will finally be able to reach the six men, and the connection will be everlasting.