Art Commission OKs Maplewood Mall, Waits On Holocaust Memorial

 

View of Greene Street Plaza, Maplewood Mall, Germantown | Plan Philly

View of Greene Street Plaza, Maplewood Mall, Germantown | Plan Philly

  • The Art Commission on Tuesday considered the redesign of several plazas, reports Max Marin for PlanPhilly—approving the renovation plans for Germantown’s Maplewood Mall, while suggesting a “friendly withdraw” until next month of the Philadelphia Holocaust Remembrance Foundation’s proposed redesign of the plaza surrounding Nathan Rapoport’s “Monument to Six Million Jewish Martyrs” (1964) at the foot of the Parkway. Commission chair Alan Greenberger, noting the inherent difficulties in accommodating such a variety of tastes that any memorial to the Holocaust necessarily engenders, urged designers to “hone in on what the ultimate purpose is of this relatively small but very important site.”
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