On June 5th, 2013, the demolition of a vacant building at 2138 Market street Philadelphia collapsed a party wall, destroying a Salvation Army Thrift Store, killing six innocent people, injuring many others and impacting the entire city.
The Philadelphia community has come together to build a park of healing and remembrance and to publicly state that it is imperative to value human life and building safety above all else.
Meet the June 5th Memorial Committee and follow along with news items, meeting notes, and other updates while the committee continues to raise funds for the construction.
Learn about the design team and the creation of the June 5th Memorial Park. Discover how the park will serve as a constant reminder that construction project must be done safely.
Learn about the architectural history and theory of memorial design in communities. This section features articles, conference papers, and information on future memorial exhibits.
Volunteer your time and/or donate funds toward the construction of the memorial. Find out how you can become a part of the creation of The June 5th Memorial Park.