Memorial Hall

Memorial Hall

Between the footprints of the original North and South towers of the World Trade Center, this hall showcases a quote from Virgil's Aeneid and framed by a blue-tiled artwork. 

Trying to Remember the Color of the Sky on That September Morning is composed of 2,983 individual watercolor drawings, commemorating the victims of Sept. 11, 2001 and Feb. 26, 1993. Every square is a unique shade of blue, reflecting artist Spencer Finch’s attempt to remember the color of the sky on the morning of 9/11. 

No Day Shall Erase You from the Memory of Time is a quotation from Book IX of The Aeneid by the Roman poet Virgil and suggests the transformative potential of memory. Each of the letters were forged from pieces of recovered World Trade Center steel by New Mexico blacksmith Tom Joyce.