Glick Peace Walk receives Monumental Affair Award
Nov. 18, 2010 -- The 33rd annual A Monumental Affair Awards, representing the most significant visual and physical enhancements in Marion County, were announced today. The Glick Peace Walk took home the coveted Monumental Award as the most significant project of the year.
Rather than creating an isolated vertical monument, designers of The Glick Peace Walk examined how to create an installation woven into the urban fabric of Indianapolis, and accessible to the public via the Indianapolis Cultural Trail: A Legacy of Gene & Marilyn Glick. The linear design and expansive two-block installation—which recognizes 12 Americans who contributed greatly to our country’s progress was—is a true representation of peace, and a wonderful addition to the city that boasts more monuments to lives lost and heroes created during war than any American city, except Washington, D.C.
"The Glick Peace walk has taken a barren street and transformed it into a tree lined boulevard open to pedestrians and bicyclists,” said David Forsell, president of Keep Indianapolis Beautiful, Inc., which presents that annual awards. “It has introduced a unique monument to a city of monuments; created a new connection between the USS Indianapolis Memorial, downtown canal and the American Legion Mall, and has added value to the acclaimed, and highly anticipated Indianapolis Cultural Trail. The Glick Peace Walk is a beautiful and imaginative place and a unique, new downtown destination for residents and visitors—making a monumental contribution to our city.”
Rundell Ernstberger Associates (REA) designed the Glick Peace Walk and served as the lead designer on the Indianapolis Cultural Trail. Ten of the 12 sculptures are located on Walnut St. between Meridian St. and Capitol Ave. The remaining two sculptures, honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Abraham Lincoln, will be installed on Washington St. in 2011 at Pennsylvania St. and Capitol Ave., respectively.
Read more about the Glick Peace Walk.
Watch "Together in Peace" a 30-minute documentary by WFYI Productions and Kim Jacobs about the making of the Glick Peace Walk.