New England Holocaust Memorial

LOCATION: Boston, MA
COMPLETED: 2008
SIZE: Six 54-foot high towers
OWNERS: New England Holocaust Memorial; Combined Jewish Philanthropies
PHOTOGRAPHER: © Tracy Shankle

DESIGN TEAM:Keith Yancey

Working closely with the Combined Jewish Philanthropies, Lam Partners redesigned the existing lighting for six glass towers, associated submerged pits, and surrounding landscape area that comprise the New England Holocaust Memorial. Originally conceived of as fire pits below each glass tower, these features were relighted with a message of hope in mind. Using an animated fiber optic system, a powerful starry illusion invites the gaze of the passerby while walking underneath each uplighted glass tower. The grazing uplight, combined with the dynamically lighted steam-filled mysterious pits, transforms the memorial’s experience at night.