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Bennett Paschen Joint Venture Breaks Ground on New Legacy Memorial Park in Washington, D.C.

July 2014

The Bennett Paschen Joint Venture along with Mayor Gray, family representatives, and members of the nearby community recently came together for the groundbreaking ceremony of the new Legacy Memorial Park in Washington, D.C. The park will honor the nine people who perished during the 2009 Metrorail collision.

“The Legacy Memorial Park will honor and celebrate the lives of those involved in the events of that day through reflective design and artwork,” Mayor Gray said. “This park will be a public space for mourning and connecting to the human spirit. We will never forget the nine lives lost that day, and we will forever honor the heroism of our first responders.”

The park is expected to be completed in December 2014 and the design includes nine sculptural artworks, a memorial wall with an inscription written by family of the remembered, landscaping and hardscaping, as well as the installation of new lighting and streetscape amenities.

The Legacy Memorial Park is located at the entrance of the Blair Road Community Garden in Ward 4 at the intersection of New Hampshire and South Dakota Avenues NE.