Imagined as a Katrina memorial in the Lower Ninth Ward, this project proposes a commemorative park and public building located at the exact point where the barge burst through the levee. The main building and the surrounding landscape are designed to focus visitors’ attention on the Industrial Canal and the levee. A dramatically conceived lighting system that changes the appearance of the building and its site throughout each twenty-four hour cycle reinforces the memorial intent of the project. Colored lights are installed in empty lots, where buildings once stood, presenting a sea of moving light that is especially compelling during the dark hours. The fiber optics used within the building create an interior that changes throughout the day. This project uses light to symbolize the hope of rebirth, which the community so desperately needs.