Montgomery Memorial 1

A Nighttime Journey

Approaching the memorial, the form is dark, mysterious. Low bollards light the path through the trees. As you get closer, a glow from beyond the the forest of modules beckons. At the threshold, massive modules rest silently on the ground. Quickly the ground begins to give way, spilling light out from under each module. Down the first ramp, each module lit from below by a narrow beam of light. As you transition past Level 2, no more are the modules engaged with your body; they now fly above your head. At this point, lighting each module gives way to a pattern of uplights that create a dappled, uneven effect on the modules above. Light piles up at Level 3, diminishing as you reach the tunnel. At this point, the upper level’s darkness looms large over the monument.