Towering Pylon at Chicago Gold Star Families Memorial Park
The Chicago Police Memorial Foundation commissioned the $3.5 million Gold Star Families Memorial and Park, a five-acre area of Burnham Park east of Soldier Field. Dedicated in 2006, the memorial pays tribute to all of the police officers who have died in the line and performance of duty since the formation of the Chicago Police Department in the 1830s. At the north and south entrances,two towering pylons represent a set of open doors and serve as the gateway into the memorial. These stainless steel pylons have a geometric motif referencing the iconic checkerboard pattern used on the hat band of a Chicago police officer’s uniform. This motif is repeated in other elements of the memorial.
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