Piers Park Pavilion
Twenty panels of Stony Creek Granite (quarried in Connecticut) clad a brick pavilion at the terminus of one of Boston's newest and most beautiful waterfront parks. Four interior panels offer brief descriptions of the design content of the North, South, West, and East faces of the pavilion.
The panels are organized roughly regionally, with each face representing the nations or cultures of a broad geographic area. The cultures depicted on these panels represent the 50 most populous ethnic identities of East Boston (as determined by the 1990 census) with the addition of a few historically important representatives of East Boston's citizenry.
Commissioned by MASSPort
The Massachusetts Port Authority, East Boston, MA.
The North Face (six panels) includes: Greece & Rumania; Hungary, Serbia & Czechoslovakia; The British Isles & Ireland; Italy & Sicily; Canada; Côte D'Ivoire, Mali (Africa), Syria (Jewish) & Persia (Islamic).
The East Face (four panels) includes: Thailand, Vietnam & Cambodia; China & The Philippines; Japan & Korea; Russia, Poland, Belarus & Lithuania.
The West Face (four panels) includes: Germany, Switzerland & Austria Sweden, Norway & Denmark; France & England; Holland & Portugal.
The South Face (six panels) Mic Mac, Pequot & Mohegan Indian; Colombia & Ecuador; Mexico, Salvador & Panama; Cuba, Dominican Republic & Puerto Rico; Costa Rica, Honduras & Nicaragua; Peru & Guatemala.
This page is IN PROGRESS. Enjoy what is here, but please note that the Photographs need updating.