By Alin K. Gregorian
BOSTON — Come springtime, the Armenian community of the greater Boston area can see the handiwork of acting as one, namely, the completion of the Armenian Heritage Park, a unique privately-funded public project.
The ceremonial groundbreaking was held on September 9, 2010, with the participation of Gov. Deval Patrick, Catholicos of All Armenians Karekin II and Boston Mayor Thomas Menino.
The park, located between Faneuil Hall Marketplace and Christopher Columbus Park, at the tip of the North End, will have a labyrinth, a circular winding path in grass and inlaid stone, celebrating life’s journey, with a single jet of water, representing hope and rebirth.
The focal point of the park will be an abstract sculpture, a split dodecahedron monument. The statute and the base are being constructed by A&A Industries of Peabody, which has been founded and run by the Mardiros family of Wakefield. The Mardiroses are donating the sculpture, both the top and the base, which including material and labor, is estimated to cost about $500,000.
The base was transported to Boston this week from the firm’s headquarters in Peabody.