Bellwether City-(Triangle Fire Memorial Competition)
In the entire world, there are only two cities. There is the City of the Living & there is the City of the Dead. The Triangle Fire Memorial physically represents the union of these two cities in the form of a musical instrument. The vertical site of the Triangle Fire Memorial is built on the sound of one hundred forty-six bells. A bell is created for each individual who perished in the Triangle Fire on March 25, 1911. Each victim’s sacrifice still resonants as a bellwether, each of whom altered New York City. The facades of the former Asch building are alphabetized vertically and one hundred forty-six bells are dispersed based on both the eleven age groups of victims and gender. Eleven female and nine male age groups create a total of twenty different bell types. Bellwether City is suspended, her sound dwells in the air, and in all who hear the Triangle Fire Memorial.