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Kansas City Worker's Memorial

Conceptual Design


Rays of Remembrance, located in Waterworks Park in Kansas City, Missouri, is a memorial sculpture dedicated to fallen working men and women. The site itself is rather significant as visitors have a direct siteline of the dramatic Kansas City skyline, a city that would not exist without the evident effort of these dedicated workers.

design solution

The structure features eighteen steel I-beams symbolizing the eighteen construction trades that are configured in an elegant, radiant form gesturing towards the sky above. The beams resemble rays of sunlight breaking through the clouds at sunrise, evoking sensations of hope and renewal. The memorial lies in the center of a clearing, surrounded by a large gathering space that provides panoramic views and a serene setting for personal refection and remembrance.