Sunday, May 13, 2007
World Trade Center Memorial
The World Trade Center Memorial construction is under way in addition to the Freedom Tower and other structures at Ground Zero. The new subway station and new WTC 7 are already completed. Here are some renderings of the how the completed area will appear. When visiting the site during construction, you'll find the scope of the area that is Ground Zero astounding. You can walk the perimiter of the entire area gazing at the presently unobstructed vistas and temporary memorials. Ground Zero remains a moving site several years later and on return visits. More information at www.buildthememorial.org
The basic design of the memorial are two massive voids with waterfalls cascading down their sides. The names of all 2,979 who perished in the 9/11 attacks will be inscribed around the edge of the Memorial waterfalls. A state-of-the-art museum will be constructed as well. Visitors can also descend below the Memorial voids to view the slurry wall and other remaining structures. The Memorial will occupy eight acres. The remaining eight acres of the former WTC site will contain the Freedom Tower, WTC Towers 2, 3 , 4, retail development, train terminal and peforming arts center. Click on any of these three renderings for a detailed view.