COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Construction of a Holocaust memorial on the Ohio Statehouse grounds has been delayed by this year's brutal winter weather, but is expected to be done in time for a June 2 dedication ceremony.
The Columbus Dispatch (http://bit.ly/ObKfnz ) reports crews have created concrete foots at the Columbus site while two companies elsewhere work on pieces for the $2.3 million project.
Cleveland Marble Mosaic Co. is preparing the stone memorial wall and carving inscriptions on parts of it. The A. Zahner Co. in Kansas City, Mo., is making bronze for the project, including an inscription on one face of it.
The monument's designer is New York artist Daniel Libeskind (LEE'-behs-kihnd). He's the son of Holocaust survivors.
Ohio's will be among the first such memorials at U.S. Statehouses.