This memorial is meant to capture a moment from the morning of September 11, a day that stands strongly in everyone’s mind. The beginning of the memorial, essentially “ground zero,” was designed so visitors walk through a path of destruction. Obstacles in their way will be life-size sculptures of people running from the towers and helping others, demolished vehicles, fire trucks, and other emergency vehicles. There will also be briefcases, cell phones, facemasks, and paper scattered on the ground.
All sculptures will be cast and resin coated with ashes. The ground itself will be concrete and bronzed tiles. The bronzed tiles will hold the names of individuals who lost their lives that tragic day. The tiles will be randomly placed so visitors will have to “search” for the tile holding their lost loved one’s name. This part of the memorial will lead up to a platform holding the remains of the Twin Towers, which are also bronze. There will be eight benches around the platform where people can stop and reflect.
George Lim (instructor)