City of Heroes
On July 16, 2015, in a terrorist attack in Chattanooga, TN, five service members were killed. It was the first attack on US soil since 9/11. As a result, Chattanoogans from every walk of life contributed their time, their money, their actions. A fund was created to build a sculpture in the park next to the Marine/Navy facility where one of the shootings took place.
Howard and I were asked to submit a proposal to memorialize those five men, and became one of three finalists. We are proud to have presented A- Park-Within-a-Park built around the theme, City of Heroes, honoring the men, their families and the citizens who also gave of their hearts.
"Welcome to a Place of Appreciation for Our Heroes. Those Who Have Fallen and Those Who Stand Together as One Community."
The proposal included 5 spires topped with dichroic glass and dedicated to the Fallen Five, a reflection area, bronze plaques with "Love Letters" gathered from mourners. The park was to be built of Tennessee stacked-stone, steel, glass, bronze and more.
While not selected by the committee, our proposal received the very highest accolades and most (uncounted) votes from Chattanooga's people.
These are a few images from the presentation, along with a photo of the model created for the space.