Thursday, September 11, 2008

We Remember: National September 11 Memorial and Museum

In rememberance of the tragic events of September 11th, 2001, I am pleased to report that the National September 11 Memorial & Museum has provided a design briefing for the future Memorial Museum Pavilion. The Museum Pavilion has been designed by the Norwegian architecture firm, Snøhetta, and will be located between the two Memorial pools on the the Memorial Plaza. This pavillion will serve as the entry way into the Memorial Museum and will be a structure of bother glass and steel. Two steel tridents (large steel columns) salvaged from the Twin Towers will be places on the pavillion, reminding visitors to remember but to also think forward, helping the pavillion to complement the rest of the landscape. These finalized designs show great promise to the progression of this Memorial Museum.
When I resided in Manhattan, I, and many many many other people, worked in the financial district, often passing by this area. As put by Senior Partner, Director and Co-founder of Snøhetta, Craig Dykers, the pavillion will not only welcome visitors but will have an intriguing character for those who pass by daily. Craig said, “We at Snøhetta have strived to design a building that welcomes the many new visitors to the site as well as having an intriguing and ephemeral character for those that pass by it daily. It is discreet while also maintaining an approachable intellectual presence among the many larger structures surrounding it.”

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