Armenian Heritage Park
on The Greenway, Boston
Remembering. Honoring. Celebrating.
Armenian Heritage Park on The Greenway graces public space with its design and key features that tell the story of the immigrant experience, welcoming all coming together on common ground, celebrating what unites and connects us.
The Abstract Sculpture, a split rhomboid dodecahedron made of stainless steel and aluminum, is annually reconfigured, symbolic of all who pulled away or were forced to pull away from their country of origin and came to these Massachusetts shores, establishing themselves in new and different ways.
In the Spring, a crane lifts, pulls apart and reconfigures the two halves of the split rhomboid dodecahedron to create a new sculptural shape, symbolic of a new life.
“…the Abstract Sculpture shows how public art becomes a part of the city...
both permanent and alive..." The Boston Globe 2015
The Abstract Sculpture sits atop a Reflecting Pool. The Sculpture is dedicated to lives lost during the Armenian Genocide of 1915-1923 and all genocides that have followed.
The water of the Reflecting Pool washes over its side and re-emerges as a single jet of water at the Labyrinth’s center, representing hope and rebirth.
The Labyrinth, a circular winding path paved in grass and inlaid stone, celebrates life's journey.
Art, Service, Science and Commerce are etched around the Labyrinth's Circle in tribute to contributions made to American life and culture.
At the crossroads of resident, business and tourist footpaths, Armenian Heritage Park on The Greenway is between Faneuil Hall Marketplace and Christopher Columbus Park. The Park and its endowed public programs is gift to the City of Boston and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts from Armenian-Americans.