Thursday, July 19, 2012
Armenian Genocide Monument
The Armenian Genocide monument is located near Fanueil Hall and was dedicated in May of this year. The Armenian Genocide refers to the systematic killing of the Armenian people by the Ottoman Empire at the end of World War I. According to the Armenian National Institute, 43 states, including Massachusetts recognize the Armenian Genocide.
The sculpture, a 12-sided abstract geometric shape, a split dodecahedron, is resting on a 16-foot diameter reflecting pool and will have 24-26 different configurations. The monument is ringed by benches and visitors may walk the Labyrinth, which celebrates the journey of life. Annually, the sculpture will be reconfigured to commemorate lives lost during the 1915-23 genocide and all other massacres that have marked the immigrant experience.
Below is a close-up view of the monument and you can see the water reflecting on several sides of the monument.