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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 01-06-2004, 06:55 PM Thread Starter
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9-11 Memorial

By AMY WESTFELDT, Associated Press Writer

NEW YORK - A design consisting of two reflecting pools and a paved stone field was chosen Tuesday for the World Trade Center memorial after an eight-month competition that drew more than 5,000 entries from around the world.

The "Reflecting Absence" memorial, created by city designer Michael Arad, was chosen by a 13-member jury of artists, architects and civic and cultural leaders. The winning memorial was announced by the Lower Manhattan Development Corp., the agency overseeing the rebuilding of the site.

The memorial drew an icy reception from victims' families, who accused the jury of ignoring their input during a hasty deliberation and said the design failed to convey the horror of the attack.

The memorial will remember all of the victims of the Sept. 11, 2001, attack, including those killed at the Pentagon (news - web sites), in Pennsylvania and aboard the hijacked airliners. It also will honor the six people killed in the 1993 World Trade Center bombing.

The memorial will be one of two focal points at the trade center site, along with the 1,776-foot glass skyscraper known as the Freedom Tower. Four other buildings are planned where the trade center once stood.

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What do you think about the design? I would have liked to see something on a little grander scale.

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I think it is perfect. If you've ever been to the Vietnam Memorial in DC you'll see that sometimes simple is best.

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It would be great if it had the power of the Vietnam Memorial. I didn't know anyone who died in Vietnam and I still got chills when I visited. If the WTC memorial can pull that off it would be amazing.

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