Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Ever been to Staten Island?

I've been there recently, I actually got off the ferry (most tourists stay on the ferry for the scenic ride, it's free!) and went to see the 911 Memorial sculptures. These 2 thin sculptures designed by Masayuki Sono represent postcards sent to the 9/11 victims, but I think they resemble wings that are about to take off and reach the sky. The walls of the sculptures feature plaques that bear each Staten Island victim's name and a profile in silhouette which is a really beautiful way to commemorate a loved one. The Staten Island 9/11 Memorial is located along the North Shore Waterfront Esplanade adjacent to the Staten Island Ferry Terminal.

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