Contact Us

Binghamton ACA Memorial Artist Pleased With Display

Bob Joseph/WNBF News

The Rochester-area glass artist who created the thirteen bird figurines for Binghamton’s ACA Memorial Park says he’s pleased with the way they look when they’re lighted at night as part of the display.

Milon Townsend says the effect “works better than I had hoped it would.”

The park at the southeast corner of Front and Clinton streets is designed to honor those who were fatally shot at the American Civic Association on April 3, 2009.

Speaking on WNBF Radio’s Binghamton Now program this morning, Townsend said he’s “very, very pleased” with the mounted figurines that are one of the more prominent parts of the memorial.

Townsend said people are passengers in a vehicle approaching the memorial park will notice how the overall composition changes because of the number of pieces that are part of the installation. He said the image changes significantly as you move around the site.

Townsend said “no matter what angle you see it from, it appears different” and the birds “appear very lifelike.”

The artist said the lights are so bright, they might have to be dimmed “just a tad” at night.

The glass birds recently were removed so Townsend could closely examine them to see how they were faring during the cold weather. He said they appeared to hold up well in the wintery conditions.

Construction at the memorial park is nearly completion. A dedication program is planned later this spring.


Best of 1290 WNBF

Recommended For You

Best Of The Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to using your original account information.

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Not a member? Sign up here

Sign up for News-Breakers Club quickly by connecting your Facebook account. It's just as secure and no password to remember!

Sign up to have exclusive News-Breakers Club contests, events, coupons, presales, and much more delivered to you for FREE.