Monday, September 9, 2013

Our World Tuesday

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Our World Tuesday


September 2013 - Manhattan New York

We visited the new 9/11 Memorial at Ground Zero last week. The highlighted link has a great overhead view of the area.






The National September 11 Memorial is a tribute of remembrance and honor to the nearly 3,000 people killed in the terror attacks of September 11, 2001 at the World Trade Center site, near Shanksville, Pa., and at the Pentagon, as well as the six people killed in the World Trade Center bombing in February 1993.

The Memorial’s twin reflecting pools are each nearly an acre in size and feature the largest manmade waterfalls in the North America. The pools sit within the footprints where the Twin Towers once stood. Architect Michael Arad and landscape architect Peter Walker created the Memorial design selected from a global design competition that included more than 5,200 entries from 63 nations.
The names of every person who died in the 2001 and 1993 attacks are inscribed into bronze panels edging the Memorial pools, a powerful reminder of the largest loss of life resulting from a foreign attack on American soil and the greatest single loss of rescue personnel in American history.



David Barkway - a Canadian and a BMO employee


4 comments:

  1. I know there was debate about how to memorialize the lost and it looks like it was done with grace.

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  2. Interesting. Thanks for sharing.

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  3. Great tour!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

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  4. That is definitely a place I would like to visit whenever and if ever I should go back to New York. It looks like a wonderful tribute to the victims of 9/11.

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