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

Each of the memorial designs pays tribute to the lives lost on September 11. In Norman Lee and Michael Lewis' design, "Votives in Suspension," that tribute is paid through glowing votive lights, one for each person who died that day. The lanterns hang above reflecting pools in two sanctuaries located in the footprints of the Twin Towers. The lights are suspended at different heights, which vary by each victim's age.

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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.