2175 Walton Avenue

Mierle Laderman Ukeles
Honor 2000, 2000
exterior wall design
New York City Fire Department Department of Design
and Construction
Department of Cultural Affairs
Percent for Art Program

Honor 2000 is both a memorial to those firefighters who have fallen in the line of duty as well as a symbol of the relationship between the firehouse and the community it serves. The work is composed of engraved names commemorating the firefighters lost during this century, a depiction of a life-size fire truck, and two hands, that of an adult and a child, carved in relief. The hands allude to a father and daughter rescued by firefighters from this fire house.

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