The 9/11 Memorial & Museum has unveiled the design for the historic evolution of the 9/11 Memorial, marking a milestone in a collaborative and continuing design process. The dedicated space will honor the ongoing sacrifice of rescue, recovery and relief workers, and the survivors and members of the broader lower Manhattan community, who are sick or have died from exposure to toxins at the World Trade Center site in the aftermath of 9/11. It will also recognize the courage, selflessness and perseverance of the men and women of the rescue and recovery effort.
This major milestone was reached with the help and support of 9/11-health advocates and providers, 9/11 family members, first responders and lower Manhattan residents. This group will continue to provide insight and feedback as the inscription for the dedicated space is developed.
The design includes a pathway flanked by a series of large stone elements pointed skyward that are worn, but not beaten, symbolizing strength and determination through adversity. The inscription, anticipated to incorporate World Trade Center steel, will be developed to complement the physical design.
The dedication will be in the clearing on what is known as the Memorial Glade. This meaningful location on the Memorial plaza will mark the historical placement of the main ramp used during the recovery period to remove debris and establish a pathway for rebuilding.
The 9/11 Memorial & Museum is leading in the planning, design and development of the dedication with the Memorial’s architects, Michael Arad and Peter Walker. New York State, through its affiliates, Bloomberg Philanthropies and the Building Trade Unions will provide support and funding for its development. Former “The Daily Show” host Jon Stewart, who has advocated for 9/11-health benefits, is helping to lead a major fundraising effort.
This page will be updated with more information as it becomes available.
Renderings and animation were produced by MOSO Studios for the National September 11 Memorial & Museum.