|Panel to vote on Ohio Holocaust memorial design|
|Written by Associated Press|
|Thursday, 18 July 2013 05:19|
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A panel overseeing the Ohio Statehouse plans to decide Thursday whether to accept a design for a Holocaust memorial to be erected on its grounds.
The vote comes despite concerns from Richard Finan (FY'-nuhn), the head of the Capitol Square Review and Advisory Board, who has questioned if the memorial would fit in at the Civil War-era Statehouse.
The privately funded, $2 million project is believed to be the first Holocaust memorial at any U.S. statehouse. It comes at Gov. John Kasich's (KAY'-siks) request.
Daniel Libeskind (LEE'-bih-skihnd) of New York has been recommended as the artist of the memorial. His design features a split limestone path toward two, upright panels. Cutouts on the panels are positioned to reveal a six-pointed Star of David, which is closely associated with Jewish culture.
Copyright 2013 The Associated Press.
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