Gallery: The Seven National 9/11 Memorial Designs That Will Never Be

A symbol of our cumulative strength, "Passages of Light: Memorial Cloud" consists of 10,000 vertical conduits that use each other to support the structure. The translucent parts create the "cloud" of the memorial, designed by bbc art + architecture. The
A symbol of our cumulative strength, "Passages of Light: Memorial Cloud" consists of 10,000 vertical conduits that use each other to support the structure. The translucent parts create the "cloud" of the memorial, designed by bbc art + architecture. The top of the cloud is street level, which reconnects the fabric of downtown and allows visitors to traverse the sight. Beneath the cloud is a shrouded space for reflection where 2,982 circles of light are embedded into the floor. Each circle illuminates the engraved name of a victim and projects light upward toward the cloud.

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  1. Zeppflyer September 9, 2011 at 11:14 am

    Blame Giuliani for this one. Nothing would have been a better tribute than a small memorial overshadowed by the grand, new buildings rising from the sites, full of life and commerce and everything that was evil to the monsters who knocked down the towers. Instead, we have two black pits left in the ground, carrying water down into nothingness.