Memorial finalists

November 21, 2003 - 2:52 am 2 Comments

Today they announced the 8 finalists for the memorial at the WTC site. This one made me cry. I also liked this one, but I think it’s impractical. This one is also very moving.

I think that the most striking is the reflecting pools. If you’ve ever been to the Vietnam Memorial Wall in Washington, D.C., you know how a quiet, austere monument can be incredibly moving. The reflecting pools, which retain the footprint of the towers, looks like it will have the same kind of quiet dignity.

2 Responses to “Memorial finalists”

  1. Rune Says:

    I certainly know that experience. I have visited the wall once, and I was moved to tears.

    I like the plan called Inversion of Light. It uses symbols of the elements as well as symbols of location (e.g., the opening at the north tower imprint being on the side where the first plane hit). It also includes listing the names of victims in all locations on that day, as well as the first attack (in 1993). I like how it proposes to differentiate those in terms of civilians and fire/police.

  2. Carrie Says:

    It’s always moving… but it really moves if you’re shrooming when you visit.