At night its six 50-foot-high glass-and-steel towers glow like ghosts. During the day the monument seems at odds with the 18th-century streetscape of Blackstone Square behind it. Shoehorned into the north end of Union Park, the Holocaust Memorial is the work of Stanley Saitowitz, whose design was selected through an international competition; the finished memorial was dedicated in 1995. Recollections by Holocaust survivors are set into the glass-and-granite walls; the
upper levels of the towers are etched with 6 million numbers in random sequence, symbolizing the Jewish victims of the Nazi horror. Manufactured steam from grates in the granite base makes for a particularly haunting scene after dark.
Union St. near Hanover St., Boston, Massachusetts, 02108, United States
Aug 18, 2006
This memorial is a nice tribute, but it is located next to busy bars, a subway station, and a whole host of other attractions. You simply walk thru and see alot of names in glass, but the area is so conjested that people actually cut through the exhibit to get off the busy street. Poor planning, exhibit is ok.