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Mayor Gray Announces Metro Memorial Park Design Team

Mayor Vincent C. Gray, the Department of General Services (DGS) and the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities (DCCAH) today announced the team that will design the Metro Memorial Park project. The design and architecture firm, Hunt Laudi Studio has partnered with artist Barbara Liotta to develop the vision for the memorial park.

The design team’s vision for the Memorial Park is a space for people to connect with nature’s beauty and a place of artistic reflection to honor the nine victims, first responders and countless lives altered by the June 22, 2009, Metro train collision.  “Through art, we pay tribute to those who lost their lives on one of the most unfortunate days in the District’s recent history,” said DCCAH Executive Director Lionell Thomas. “The design team has shown exceptional aptitude for creating a new memorial that incorporates the families’ and citizens’ voices.” For more information on the Metro Memorial Park, please visit www.dgs.dc.gov