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The Value of Remembering Dead Workers.

On Tuesday, Jan. 22, in a ninth-floor room at 1 Centre Street, the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission voted unanimously to approve the design for a permanent memorial to the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire, the conflagration that took place on March 25, 1911, and claimed the lives of 146 New Yorkers, many of whom were Jewish and Italian immigrant garment workers.

When Wellington Chan, executive director of the Chinatown Partnership, read the resolution for the memorial, Mary Anne Trasciatti, chair of the board of the Remember the Triangle Fire Coalition, which organized the juried competition for the memorial design, grasped the hands of Uri Wegman and Richard Joon Yoo, the architectural designers.

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Author:Bass, Emily
Publication:Tablet Magazine
Date:Feb 13, 2019
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