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Designing Memorials, Drafting Legacy


Memorials are not monuments solely links to our past honoring the sacrifices or achievements of our fellow citizens. They can offer us a powerful experience that captures public ethos and confront the sometimes unhappy truths of collective memory in a form that will last for generations.

Doug Bothner, Partner at the Baltimore Architecture firm Ziger/Snead, was the project architect for Baltimore’s 911 Memorial.  He tells us more about his approach.