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    WORCESTER - Search under way for design of memorial

    Wednesday, March 17, 2004

    Search under way for design of memorial

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    WORCESTER- The search has begun for a design for the memorial honoring the six firefighters who died in the Worcester Cold Storage and Warehouse Co. fire.

    Some 10,000 invitations were sent out to potential designers and ads placed in design journals by the Worcester Firefighters Memorial Committee.

    "Our committee hopes to see the best designs coming from a range of talented designers around the country," said Michael J. Donoghue, committee chairman.

    A $3 million to $5 million monument park will be built off Grove Street near Fire Department headquarters and across from Institute Park. The first stage of the national design competition is open to anyone who submits a $75 registration fee with the committee by April 22. The designs will be submitted at a future date.

    A yet-to-be-named jury including design professionals, firefighters, public officials, philanthropists and arts advocates will select first place through fifth place winners.

    The first place finisher wins $30,000 and the right to participate in the final design. The second place finisher will receive $8,000; third place, $5,000; fourth and fifth places, $1,000 each and commendations for design excellence.

    Entrants should make the nonrefundable $75 check payable to WFFM Design Competition, and send it to Worcester Firefighters Memorial Inc., 34 Glennie St., Worcester, MA 01605.



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    Worcester Design Competition Opened

    Updated: 03-17-2004 04:50:56 PM

    Worcester Design Competition Opened


    The Worcester Firefighters Memorial


    WORCESTER, Mass. -- A national competition to select a memorial design to honor the six Worcester firefighters who died in a warehouse fire here in December 1999 begins this month, officially launching plans to create a primary memorial in a memorial park.

    The design competition is the first public step toward construction of the memorial and the memorial park next to Worcester Fire Department headquarters off Grove Street on scenic Salisbury Pond across from Institute Park.

    The competition is expected to attract designs from artists, architects, environmental designers, landscape architects and urban designers.

    Those entering will compete in two stages for a first prize of $30,000 and the opportunity to continue to develop the memorial. The first stage is open to any person, team or company registering by April 22. A jury of 11 people -- including design professionals, firefighters, public officials, celebrity philanthropists and arts advocates -- will choose the winning design.

    The winning design will form the basis of the memorial to the fallen firefighters that will be the centerpiece of Worcester Fire Fighters Memorial Park 5-1438, December 3, 1999. The numbers in the name of the memorial park represent the fire

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    Aerial photo of proposed memorial site --Worcester

    Aerial photo of proposed memorial site --Worcester

    More info on Design Site Competition

    http://www.fallen-heroes.org/Competition/

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