Monday’s Monument: Thanks-Giving Square, Dallas, Texas

Monday’s Monument: Thanks-Giving Square, Dallas, Texas

In 1964, four businessmen — Joe O. Neuhoff, Julius Schepps, John M. Stemmons, and Peter P. Stewart — wanted the City of Dallas to be known “not only for its worldly aspirations and economic accomplishments, but also for the enduring heart of its citizens.”...
Monday’s Monument: Peace Memorial, Urbana, Illinois

Monday’s Monument: Peace Memorial, Urbana, Illinois

In 1968, the University of Illinois’ classes of 1918 and 1919 requested Donald J. Molnar, who was a campus landscape architect at the time, to build a memorial commemorating the 50th anniversary of the end of World War I. He envisioned a fountain and a statue in the...
Monday’s Monument: The Sphere, New York, New York

Monday’s Monument: The Sphere, New York, New York

The Sphere was commissioned by the owner of the World Trade Center, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, in 1966. Sculptor Fritz Koenig started work in 1967 in his barn in Bavaria, while the WTC was in the planning stages, and finished it four years later in...