This memorial sculpture was commissioned by the Travis Manion Foundation. It incorporates a steel beam that was salvaged from the ruins of the World Trade Center towers after 9/11 with granite features and special lighting. The sculpture stands at the Justice Center in Doylestown as “a testament to the resiliency of the American spirit and honors all who have been affected by the events of 9/11/2001.”
The new 5,500 square foot addition to this existing 19th century stone building provides a modern gallery space that blends in with the character of the original structure. The extensive use of natural wood finishes, exposed wood beams and columns, and strategically placed custom lighting fixtures create a bright, open, and multi-functional exhibition area.
This project is the beginning of Philadelphia Contemporary’s initiative to install a total of five contemporary sculptures along the Delaware River waterfront in Philadelphia. The sculpture, which consists of five birds perched on top of poles facing in different directions, is titled “A Moment Without You” and was created by British artist Tracey Emin. This art installation resides at the end of the Race Street Pier below the Ben Franklin Bridge.
The Museum sits in the Cultural Center of Doylestown, PA. This project exhibits a unique and bold use of insulated structural glass panels consisting of five laminated layers of glass, which were specially manufactured in Germany. Each panel weighs approx. 3,350 pounds and is among the largest self-supporting insulated glass panels in the world. The Museum remained open and fully operational during construction. Work was performed in a confined area within 8’ of the walls of the former Bucks County Prison built in 1884.