Sunday, March 1, 2015

Aero Memorial

Aero Memorial
Aero Memorial (1948) - Paul Manship - Logan Square, 20th & Benjamin Franklin Parkway

The memorial is dedicated to the aviators who died in World War II. It was proposed in 1917, but sufficient funds were not available until 1939 when Manship  contacted and commissioned. Located opposite the main entrance to the Franklin Institute, the bronze sphere illustrates signs of the zodiac.

Aero Memorial (Frankling Institute in background)
Aero Memorial - detail

Aero Memorial

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