Walls of Memory, Lantern of Light. The Calgary Police & Firefighters Memorial is a prominent piece of Calgary public art located in an open plaza in downtown Calgary, Alberta. A pillar of steel and decorative laminated glass, the lantern of light is the centerpiece of the plaza and at it's base, stone-clad walls protectively embrace the place of remembrance, while maintaining clear views of the bustling city.
The structure's steel legs are a reference to the two services and the support they provide society, while the sheath of luminous colored laminated glass that wraps around the structure mimics the look of a lantern, gradually becoming more open towards the sky. This structure marks the plaza as a place of memory, celebration and hope.