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

The cables are actually capillaries that would channel liquid fuel into the votives to keep the lights permanently aglow. The ground on top of the sanctuaries would be devoted to a public green space, with the only indication of the sanctuaries being long, parapet walls. Inside, "the sanctuaries' monolithic expanses will invite contemplation and suggest absence."

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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.