Please join us on Tuesday, January 13, 2015 at 5:30 pm at the Arizona History Museum (949 E. 2nd Street) for brief presentations by the four finalists for Tucson’s January 8th Memorial, and an opportunity for you to share your thoughts and ideas.
The finalists are the team of CSAO (Chee Salette Architecture Office), Rebeca Méndez Design, ag Licht, and Swan/Starts; HOK; Ibarra Rosano Design Architects; and Logan Simpson Design.
The finalists are entering the second phase of the design competition, which is to develop a preliminary memorial design. The January 13th meeting is an opportunity for the finalists to hear from community members before they begin this design process.
The meeting format is a 10-minute presentation by each finalist of bios and qualifications followed by a comment portion, allowing 3 minutes for each speaker desiring to provide input. Please join us to share your thoughts and ideas. (Message above from Tucson Pima Arts Council).
Carolyn’s Note: The proposed site for this January 8th memorial is downtown at El Presidio Park west of the Old Pima County Courthouse, 115 N. Church, soon to be vacated by the Pima County Consolidated Justice Courts. Other sites considered were the Safeway where the Tucson Tragedy mass shooting occurred, as well as UMC hospital (now UAMC), where many of the victims were treated.
More at: Tucson’s January 8th Foundation website: www.tucsonsmemorial.org.
Their mission: Tucson’s January 8th Memorial Foundation was established to develop a memorial to remember the tragic shooting that occurred in Tucson, Arizona on that date in 2011 and to commemorate the extraordinary community response.