-By Phil Orlandella
The Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) has announced that Barletta Heavy Division has been
named General Contractor for the Armenian Heritage Park on the Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway.
Reportedly construction is slated to begin this spring 2011 on the park which is designed to commemorate lives lost during the Armenian Genocide 1915-1923 and all the genocides that have followed and to celebrate the immigrant experience, paying tribute to those immigrants who distinguished themselves in the arts, sciences, commerce and public service, contributing to the richness of American life and culture.
Visitors to the park will be able to relax on benches in the shade of trees, walk the Labyrinth a circular winding path paved in granite and set in lawn, take delight as children splash in the Single Jet of Water at its Center, or marvel at the 12-sided abstract geometric Sculpture, a split dodecahedron resting on a 16-foot diameter Reflecting Pool.
To date, $5.3 million has been raised for the construction and to establish endowed funds for the reconfiguration of the sculpture, the park’s care and maintenance and public programs including the recent lecture on human rights at historic Faneuil Hall.
For more details on the park and how to make a donation call James Kalustian at 781-777-2407.