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Memorial Earns Landscape Architecture Award

A rendering shows how the 9/11 Memorial fits within the reconstruction plan of the World Trade Center site. (Courtesy of Peter Walker Partners) A rendering shows how the 9/11 Memorial fits within the reconstruction plan of the World Trade Center site. (Courtesy of Peter Walker Partners)

The National 9/11 Memorial has received an award from the American Society of Landscape Architects.

The American Society of Landscape Architects, or ASLA, recognized the memorial with a 2012 Honor Award. The awards jury considered the quality of the design and execution, the design context, environmental sensitivity and sustainability, and the overall design value to the client and to other designers, according to ASLA.

The jury commented: “Besides the tenacity it took to get this built, the articulation of details is phenomenal. The forest and voids are symbiotic even if not chatting with one another. The sound experience of the voids is an element you can’t see in the photographs, but is also compelling.”

By Cristina Melendez, Social Media Associate for the 9/11 Memorial