|The Armenian Genocide Memorial|
Near the parkway's northern terminus is the Armenian Heritage Park.
The sculpture is the fascinating yet quiet and peaceful focal point. Here's the story behind its design:
The idea for the 12-sided sculpture came from a stacking geometric toy [Donald] Tellalian [chief architect and designer of the park] found in a gift shop in Rome in the mid-1960s. The shape’s property of coming apart and nesting in different configurations seemed to him a perfect metaphor for immigrants pulled from their birth communities and forced to reshape lives in a new country. To dramatize this dynamic process, the sculpture, which has 32 possible forms, will be re-configured annually. source
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