Ground Zero will now be known as National September 11th Memorial , a cascading waterfall in remembrance of that tragic day. It will be open for public ten years after terror hit Twin Towers on 11th September 2001.
Where the twin towers of the World Trade Centre once stood now lies two granite pools in its footprints with waterfalls cascading 30 feet below. They one-acre size pools sprawl out across the World Trade Center plaza – one to signify each fallen tower. They are bordered by bronze panels inscribed by the names of all those who perished at the hands of terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001, at the Pentagon, in New York and in Pennsylvania.
Four hundred swamp white trees line the plaza and a small clearing known as the Memorial Glade is set aside for special ceremonies, according to the New York Post. A navy-blue flag adorned with 40 gold stars to represent the passengers and crew members who died on United Airlines Flight 93 billows high above the site.
The memorial’s designer, Michael Arad, was a young, little-known architect whose plan was selected out of 5,200 proposals. He told CBS: ‘These two acre-sized voids are like a moment of silence and what we do with that moment of silence depends on us. We just want to make sure everything is done very carefully. We’re building for the ages.’
Courtesy: Daily Mail