This park is designed to assure that this tragedy will never be forgotten, serve as a place of reflection, and project a commitment by the City of Philadelphia to effective oversight of building demolitions to protect public safety.
The park design was approved by the Philadelphia Art Commission on June 3, 2015. The design received positive remarks about the quality of the place to be created.
A team of professional designers collaborated over a period of six months to develop a final plans. Over $150,000.00 in design hours has been donated by licensed design professionals in the Philadelphia area. The design drawings are 100% complete, awaiting permits; ready for construction.