After the events of September 11, 2001, we were all in a state of shock. Like most
people, I tried to grasp the new reality that was upon us. After a few weeks, I
suppose sometime in November, I began sketching ideas for a memorial to the people
that lost their lives. I had done something similar before, while working at another
company, where we submitted a design for the Oklahoma City Memorial. Once the design
competition was announced for the WTC, I knew that I needed to submit . The process
of designing memorials is very personal, and for me is a way to feel connected. Memorials
are all around us, and if you haven’t done so lately I would encourage you to stop
and visit one or two.
There were over 5000 entries for the World Trade Center Memorial and we all received
a certificate of recognition for our entries. That, by itself, has become a framed
memorial for my own reflections.
Each entry as well as the current status of the memorial can be found here.