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9/11 New Jersey

  • Date: April 2004 Location: Long Island City, New Jersey Project Description: Conceptual Design

    To capture the memory of 9/11 and the 700 New Jersey residents who lost their lives that day, JZA+D designed a cenotaph – or monument – to create a place of reflection, remembrance and return. The design features a number of components including a lightweight roof that protects interior elements; a column grove to reflect the day's randomness; media piers capturing the human need for connection; an etched glass rotunda to list the 700 names; a presentation wall to maintain New York's pre-9/11 skyline; and a view pylon with slots pointing towards Washington, D.C., Shanksville, Pennsylvania and New York City.