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The Gene Glick Peace Walk Receives the 2010 Monumental Affair Award
INDIANAPOLIS—(November 11, 2010) The 33rd annual A Monumental Affair Awards, representing the most significant visual and physical enhancements in Marion County, were announced today. The Gene 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 Gene 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. 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. “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.”
Chosen by an impartial jury of community and professional leaders, the Monumental Award is the highest award of distinction and is selected from the honor award winners in each category.
Other top award winners included:
- Architecture, The Student Center for IUPUI
- Community Development, The Nature Conservancy’s Efroymson Conservation Center
- Construction, The Nature Conservancy’s Efroymson Conservation Center
- Downtown Development, The Cosmopolitan on the Canal
- Engineering, The Community Hospital South Expansion Project
- Interior Design, The Nature Conservancy’s Efroymson Conservation Center
- Landscape Architecture, The Nature Conservancy’s Efroymson Conservation Center
- Public Art, The Gene Glick Peace Walk
- Rethink Sustainability category, The Nature Conservancy’s Efroymson Conservation Center
The awards program and event—presented by Keep Indianapolis Beautiful, Inc. with the support of the Indiana Chapter of Society for Marketing Professional Services and the City of Indianapolis—raises funding for Keep Indianapolis Beautiful’s mission to unite people to build community and transform public spaces through aesthetic and environmental improvement.
For more information on the Monumental Award or to see a complete listing of all category winners, please visit www.kibi.org/monumental.
About Keep Indianapolis Beautiful, Inc.
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