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Memorial Earns Top Architectural Award

Courtesy AIA Courtesy AIA

The leading national association of architects has chosen the 9/11 Memorial as one of the top urban designs for 2013. The memorial, Handel Architects and Peter Walker Partners have been granted one of eight Honor Awards for Regional and Urban Design by the American Institute of Architects.

AIA cited the memorial plaza as “an integral part of the redeveloped World Trade Center complex. Its open, welcoming design is meant to foster the democratic values of public assembly that played such a pivotal role in New York City’s collective response to the attacks of September 11, 2001.”

- By Anthony Guido, 9/11 Memorial Communications Manager