Ohio Holocaust memorial plans move forward
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- Progress continues on the Holocaust memorial being planned for the Ohio Statehouse grounds.
A Capitol Square Review and Advisory Board subcommittee on Wednesday accepted a recommendation to hire Daniel Libeskind (LEE'-bih-skihnd) of New York as the artist. The full board is set to vote July 18.
The privately funded, $2 million project is believed to be the first Holocaust memorial at any U.S. statehouse.
A spokesman said the next step is estimating site-preparation costs and getting the money included in the state budget.
Libeskind's design features a limestone path toward two unconnected, upright panels positioned at an angle, with cutouts on the nearer edges so that visitors gazing through the gap see the outline of a six-pointed star. The six-pointed Star of David is closely associated with Jewish culture.