Photographs of “Reflecting Absence” have been released to the public for the September 11th Memorial tenth anniversary. The building will be unveiled to the public. A call to remembering 9/11 below after the break.
Anyone can record a story on a national, toll-free call-in line or at interactive kiosks at the 9/11 Memorial Visitor Center in lower Manhattan when it opens to the public on September 12, 2011; select stories are available on the free social-media app Broadcastr.
Explore the arrangement of names on the 9/11 Memorial at the World Trade Center. Listen to remembrances of those who were lost, spoken by family and friends. Locate sponsored cobblestones on the Memorial plaza. This is an official app of the National September 11 Memorial & Museum.
Michael Arad is the architect. His design, called Reflecting Absence, was chosen from more than 5,000 submissions.
At its centre are two pools that stand in the footprint of the towers. Water constantly runs down the 30ft black granite walls into a second, smaller void in the middle of each square.
The plaza around the pools is planted with around 200 white oak trees. Eventually there will be around 400, chosen in part because they turn a golden colour during autumn, in time for each anniversary.
The names of the 2,983 people who died are inscribed in bronze on the edges of each fountain. It took a year to arrange them next to friends, relatives and colleagues, according to the requests of family members.
They might come here alone but not be here alone. This is really a place of assembly, a place of community, and it should be open to people everywhere. This is an attack that occurred here in New York, but it’s an attack that people were horrified by around the world.
This includes those who died in the attacks on the Pentagon, the passengers of Flight 93, which crashed in a field in Shanksville, Pennsylvania and also the six people who died in the 1993 car bombing of the World Trade Centre.
Broadcastr’s September 11 Memorial. Here you can bear witness, in person or via telephone and your testimony will become part of the historical record. Understanding 9/11, an Internet Archive project to collect all broadcast coverage of the event.
Let’s remember man’s best friend…the amazing dogs that rescue and searched for victims of 9/11.
God bless America! R.I.P. to all of our family and friends that lost their lives on 9/11 and may their precious souls rest in peace. The horrific event will live in our heads forever!