Boston, Massachusetts, Armenian Heritage Park

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Subject:The park celebrates the immigrant experience and contributions made to American life and culture, and the abstract sculpture is dedicated to the lives lost during the Armenian Genocide of 1915-1923 and all genocides that have followed. (view image)
Type of Memorial:Inscription, Monumental Sculpture, Park
Sponsor(s):Massachusetts Armenian-Americans
Placement:The abstract sculpture, a split dodecahedron, is mounted on a Reflecting Pool.
Physical Setting:Flat land.
Tourist Amenities:Yes
Map Designation:Armenian Heritage Park
Physical Condition:New
Inscription:"Boston and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts have offered hope and refuge for immigrants seeking to begin new lives. The park is a gift to the people of the Commonwealth and the City of Boston from the Armenian-American community of Massachusetts. This sculpture is offered in honor of the one and one half million victims of the Armenian Genocide of 1915-1923. May it stand in remembrance of all genocides that have followed, and celebrate the diversity of the communities that have re-formed in the safety of these shores."
Location:Boston, Massachusetts United States
Location Description:Located on Parcel 13 of the Rose Kennedy Greenway, between Faneuil Hall Marketplace,Christopher Columbus Park and the North End.
Construction Began:September 9, 2010
Dedication Date:May 22, 2012
Opening Date:May 22, 2012
Development/Construction Process:Consistent with key themes of the Greenway, to acknowledge the history of Boston as a port of entry for immigrants worldwide worldwide, Armenian Heritage Park celebrates those who have migrated to the Massachusetts' shores, contributing to the richness of American life and culture. Designed to engage children and adults, the Park consists of two key features surrounded by seating, brick paving and landscaping.
Commemorative Activities:Annually the two halves of the Abstract Sculpture will be reconfigured symbolic of all who pulled away from their country of origin and came to these Massachusetts' shores, establishing themselves in new and different ways.
Notable Visitors:Edward Markey, U.S. Congressman for the 7th District of Massachusetts, May 22, 2012.
Governor Deval Patrick, May 22, 2012.
Mayor Thomas Menino, May 22, 2012.
Edward Nalbandian, the Foreign Minister from Armenia, May 22, 2012.
Archbishops Khajag Barsamian, Oshagan Choloyan, and Vicken Aykazian, May 22, 2012.

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