Rather then creating a new venue to memorialize the King of Pop, this proposal argues for an integrated memorial that is accessible and part of daily life. Michael Jackson Boulevard takes a traditional stance of renaming to remember into the formal realm by transforming a city street into an interactive street scape where people can play dance based video games as a way to learn, interact, and remember.
Michael Jackson will forever walk the Hall of Fame, walk into people's lives, and especially, “walk the moon”. This memorial is a fantastical destination where fans can pilgrimage to and follow his extraordinary career along a media-driven "ribbon" of large LED screens that culminates at a metal statue of Michael. The ribbon represents the twists and turns of his life. The memorial symbolizes his accomplishments, life story, and most especially, his tremendous impact upon the world of music.
Could an extension be added to Mount Rushmore National Memorial? This time be it not a political representative but none less important a cultural leader of his time and one that has and will influence global generations. This would alter the ‘face’ of Mt. Rushmore changing it from a patriotic cultural excursion to embodying it with universal appeal for a universal audience.
No longer will our genetic heritage dictate our ethnicity, age, gender, or even the genetic disposition we pass onto our offspring, MJ demonstrated how keenly this can be manipulated.
The MJ-Sperm Bank Memorial unites his global audience and allows for free exchange of specimens and facilitates fertility tourism in a country of relaxed donor laws. Allowing for this global community to become a global family. The memorial is a celebration of MJ love of children and enabling for their manufacture.
By Neil Campbell and Joseph Thompson
This monument/museum is the celebration of the inner passions of Michael…
In a time plagued by economic crisis, modern warfare, and global suffrage, it’s hard to consider anything outside of society’s present concerns. In a place stricken by poverty, hate crimes, and overwhelmed by shattered dreams and seemingly impossible-to-overcome obstacles, feelings of “love,” “healing,” and “desire” are somewhat obsolete. While the shadows of these problems may be an indication of the pain felt by millions of people across the world, the life of just one man offered enough hope to shine through to the masses.…
Inside Detroit’s airport, the tribute brings visitors to the home of Motown. Using the aesthetics of the airport’s tunnel, the tribute heightens existing sensory factors. The tunnel features lights behind sculpted glass which are synchronized to MJ’s music while the new memorial plays off colored lights. In the spirit of the performer, it employs lasers and projections. These add dynamic qualities to the space. The fragmented imagery displayed reflects the life and public persona of Jackson.
the King of controversy lives on…
The scale and depth of the public outcry following Michael Jackson’s tragic and untimely death occurred in a manner befitting the celebrity; it was loud, it was global, and it made the news again and again.
We propose to commemorate the life of such an icon in a similarly appropriate way. The only way to celebrate the legacy of a super star is to in fact create a super star, a permanent and public Never Land Ranch planet. At Foreverland Ranch, all of the children of the world can become young at heart…
Pharaohs and kings were thought to leave our earthly realm and were elevated to gods, eternally materialized in our night sky as stars. We will establish a star for Michael, visible to us alongside the millions of other stars man has gazed at and mapped for centuries. His body will sit at the center, the intersection, the point, the axis inside an eternal hyperbolic amphitheater. His body of work will be project onto screens large enough to be visible from earth forever entertaining billions.
‘1 World Trade Center’, must return to its former name ‘The Freedom Tower”, memorializing the losses from the 9/11 terrorist attacks AND one of the greatest symbols of American freedom - Michael Jackson. He represents everything the terrorists despise about the West, and there is no better way to say ‘we love freedom and we love Jackson’, than a 1km high gold statue of him with anti-terrorist laser scanning/disintegration rays from his eyes.
Note: there are no floors on levels 9,11, or 6, 25.
a legend from 1958 - 2009, 50 years of life. Every step is not a easy one, all his foot path represent his passion of music, he cares about the nature, and his successful to stand on top of the stage. The monument shaped from his signature dance, 50 steps represent 50 years of his life, ideal location, Time square at NYC. It is not a straight path, and it keep turning back and forward in order to reach the top, the highest level of the monument. When visitor step on the step, it will self-illuminate, just like his famous…
The Pop Ring is an alternative to my previous design which I submitted before.This design emphasizes the POP culture.Michael Jackson, being the King of Pop, and high saturated colors representing Pop Art, are the essence of this monument.This design could be constructed out of colored aluminum and LED lighting.The inner skin of the ring acts as a long projection of Michael’s dance moves represented by colored silhouettes.In the center, Michael’s famous glove changes to all of his hand’s gestures.
The monument is a digital display which counts down to the moment when all of Michael Jacksons’ creative content will enter the public domain. In 70 years when the clock reaches zero it will play Billy Jean on loud speakers, making it the first time the song is played free of copyright. An online version of the countdown can be seen here. The monument is not location specific, and could be adapted to other venues.
MJ reached out to all people to create a more harmonious worldwide culture of acceptance and compassion. He donated $500 million to charities worldwide. The towers proposed create new cultural destinations and places for reflection. The sculptures are sited in the areas of the highest instances of chronic malnutrition among children, a statistic correlated with poverty, as his ultimate gift to communities less fortunate. Vertical timelines, interactive sculptures and natural energy harvesters.
As part of a worldwide DIY memorial, we introduce the Michael Jackson Memorial Mitten. Individuals can knit their own “mitten memorial”, as a celebration of the fashion icon himself. Using metallic yarns and inspired by MJ’s personal style, we embellish the mitten with his initials.
Dancing on Liberty Island in New York Harbor, "Michael Enlightening the World" will continue the King of Pop's epic journey. At the center of the world, he and his infamous white glove will be immortalized in this iconic sculpture, creating a majestic new star in the sky. Reaching roughly 350' from the water, Michael will truly live forever through this monument of bronze and onyx, with a glove of brushed aluminum, adorned with crystals, and back lit with an array of lasers and lights.
ANDRE VAN PIER, TIMOTHY PATTERSON, AND MICHAEL C LUCKMAN CREATORS OF THE MICHAEL JACKSON ROBOT/ HOTEL, ENTERTAINMENT COMPLEX would be an excellent symbol for Las Vegas, Honoring The KING OF POP MICHAEL JACKSON. The robotic entertainment blitz will be a multimedia giant designed with futuristic guest rooms, shopping center, and Luxury amenities. We wish To Honor MICHAEL JACKSON WITH OUR MONOLITHC DESIGN MECCA. Michael Jackson robot/Hotel Copyright 2009 Timothy Patterson. All rights reserved.
Following his death, the sidewalk became a memorial – his handprints and the queues. We propose an illuminated sidewalk, the ordinary made special, a journey. The work is the legacy. Seven albums spanned four decades; we propose to record this journey, inspired by the illuminated footpath of the ’82 Billy Jean video. This was innovation. A seat-wall contains the album covers in sequence; we can either walk the path or watch a sequence of his dance movements, recorded in light, absence before us.