Memorial honoring those stricken by illness after 9/11 to open May 30

Posted On Mon, February 4, 2019 By

Posted On Mon, February 4, 2019 By In Design, Financial District, Museums

Rendering by Moso Studio.

As 6sqft previously reported, after the rescue and recovery effort for the September 11th attacks ended, an estimated 400,000 people were exposed to life-threatening toxins, and since then, nearly 70,000 first responders and more than 14,000 survivors enrolled in the World Trade Center Health Program. Last May, 9/11 Memorial & Museum president Alice Greenwald revealed the official design for Memorial Glade, a monument to all those who have lost their lives or are sick due to these related illnesses. The New York Post now reports that work is underway at Liberty and West streets.


Rendering by Moso Studio.

Memorial Glade was designed by Michael Arad and Peter Walker, both of whom are responsible for the design of the original memorial. 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 location on the Memorial Plaza marks the historical placement of the main ramp used during the recovery period to remove debris and establish a pathway for rebuilding.

The cost of the memorial is $5 million, with the state contributing $500,000. Bloomberg Philanthropies has pledged to make an unspecified donation, and “Daily Show” host Jon Stewart, a museum board member, is lending a hand to a fund-raising campaign. The glade is set to be completed by May 30, the 17th anniversary of the recovery effort’s end.

[Via NYP]

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