Branly Cadet, Octavius Catto Memorial
CVMNEXT was honored to assist in the realization of sculptor Branly Cadet’s vision for Philadelphia’s Octavius Catto Memorial, located prominently on City Hall’s southern apron. An African-American activist, educator, writer, athlete and speaker, Catto was fatally shot in 1871 during election violence. The memorial consists of a ground-level collection of sculptural elements including a bronze statue of Catto. Paving and hardscape extend the material and visual language of the adjacent Dilworth Park, creating the first new public sculpture at City Hall since 1923.
Location: Philadelphia, PA
Structural Engineer: CVM