Against the backdrop of the Atlantic Ocean, as if the planks of the world famous Atlantic City Boardwalk had been ruptured and fragmented by an unseen force, stands “Fractured Landscape.”
This artist rendering is the winning entry from among 715 submissions representing 55 countries in a 2010 Holocaust memorial design competition.
A panel of renowned jurors, including the architect behind the planned skyscraper at the World Trade Center site, made the selection, described as “reflecting something broken in all of us— disjointed surfaces stitched together by a river of light expressing our hopes for peace.”
Intended to inspire a vivid and continuing awareness of the loss to humanity, history and culture that the Holocaust represents, the Atlantic City Boardwalk Holocaust Memorial is an interreligious, multicultural project.
"...the Atlantic City Boardwalk Holocaust Memorial could become one of the most important vehicles in the world for transmitting a universal legacy message of 'common humanity' and 'never again' to unprecedented multitudes for generations to come."
Shaya ben Yehudah, Director
Yad VaShem Holocaust Center, Jerusalem, Israel
Scheduled completetion is 2013.