TRAGEDY, HEROISM: A Tribute
The 16-acre 9/11 Memorial occupies the site where the former World Trade Center complex once stood. It commemorates the September 11, 2001 attacks, the World Trade Center bombing of 1993, and the thousands of lives lost.
Restoring Ground Zero presented an opportunity to not just rebuild, but also to create a narrative about the tragedy and heroism of New Yorkers and Americans on 9/11.
Plans for a memorial were conceived soon after 9/11. In 2003, an international design competition was held, and it received 5,201 submissions from 63 countries.