World Trade Center Memorial


Location          Manhattan, New York

Type                  Competition

Size                   9,410 Sq Ft

Date                  2003

As part of a competition administered by the Lower Manhattan Development Corporation (LMDC), our aim was to create a place to remember, honor, and recognize the thousands of lives lost through the tragic events of September 11, 2001, and February 26, 1993.

The twin towers will forever be engraved in our conscience, and by preserving their footprints by way of “putting down” the memorials at these spots, the memories of the towers will not only be preserved for us, but also for future generations. Visually speaking, both memorials are distinct in appearance, but also respectful of its surrounding areas.

The North Memorial, located near a public street as well as a Cultural Center reflects this through wide space pillars engraved with the names of victims. However, the South Memorial is the opposite, with dense piers and a waterfall coming together to create a serene and intimate space. As is the fundamental idea behind skyscrapers, visitors emulate the experience of the original towers by continuously going up the memorial, with names reaching higher and higher, towards an unknown final destination.