Frederic Schwartz Architects

Remembering Frederic Schwartz

Frederic Schwartz, award-winning architect and designer of the New Jersey 9/11 Memorial, died April 28. Several of his projects have won SEGD Global Design Awards in the past two decades. Leslie Wolke, SEGD Board member, remembers visiting the site of the 9/11 Memorial with Schwartz. Architectural Record also remembered Schwartz.

Empty Sky: The New Jersey 9/11 Memorial

Honor Award
Empty Sky: The New Jersey 9/11 Memorial, State of New Jersey Department of Treasury, Frederic Schwartz Architects

Just west of the tip of lower Manhattan and at the confluence of the Hudson River and the Atlantic Ocean, Liberty State Park played many roles in the events of September 11 and its aftermath. During the attacks, Jersey City residents and office workers gathered on the shore, witnessing the burning and collapse of the towers. Soon after, dozens of private, commercial, and Coast Guard boats shuttled evacuees from lower Manhattan to the docks at the park in the largest boatlift ever undertaken.

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