Beacon of Hope
Title: Beacon of Hope
Artist(s): Corner Greer Architects
Location: Freeman Hospital West (3248 McIntosh Cir Dr)
Date Completed: 2013
Description: Designed by Corner Greer Architects, Beacon of Hope is an open-air memorial feature located on the grounds of Freeman Health System. The tranquil, outdoor space is located just off 32nd Street in Joplin and includes an internally lit acrylic panel sculpture surrounded by retaining walls that act as benches and raised planters. The sculpture itself pays tribute to the selfless dedication and heroic efforts of Freeman Health System employees and volunteers following the May 2011 tornado.