Vendome Firefighters Memorial (Detail)
Boston, MA Budget: $200,000.00. Commissioned by City of Boston, MA
The 31 foot long granite arc carries three visually interwoven texts: a time line of the Vendome fire; words of firefighters relating their lives; and the names, birth and death dates of the nine men who died in the fire. The convergence of arc?s highest point, the bronze coat and hat, and description of the fire?s unexpected outcome, direct attention to the site of the fire. Text Excerpts:
?Our teamwork is everything. Your life depends on it?
?We are not heroes. we do our jobs?
?We don?t talk about the tragic fire. We go home to our families.?
?The worst is a death, but you learn to let it go. You wouldn?t be able to do your job?
?When that bell rings we are all the same. We are a team. We have one job to do.?