www.911monument.com: See the 100 Foot Monument Already Installed at the Entrance to New York Harbor
NEW YORK, Sept. 9 /PRNewswire/ — Three years after the dedication of the 100 foot tall World Trade Center memorial located at the entrance to New York harbor, its web site has been launched, enabling widespread access to view this spectacular memorial at www.911monument.com.
The monument, called To the Struggle Against World Terrorism but known by some as the Teardrop Memorial, is located on the peninsula in Bayonne, New Jersey at the entrance to New York Harbor. The monument, erected in 2006, was dedicated on the 5th anniversary of 9/11. The monument is a gift from the people of Russia, then President Vladimir Putin and the artist, Zurab Tsereteli, President of the Russian Academy of Art to the people of the United States.
The monument’s image is of a 10 story rectangular bronze tower that appears violently cracked down its middle, and hanging in the gap is a 40-foot long, elongated, stainless steel teardrop. The work stands atop an 11-sided black marble plinth, into which are carved the names of everyone who died on 9/11, plus those who died in the World Trade Center bombing of 1993. The monument is clearly visible from the Statue of Liberty, from Battery Park, where the World Trade Center stood, from the Staten Island Ferry, and from planes approaching Newark Airport. At night it is brightly lit.
“This monument designed by Russian artist Zurab Tsereteli to commemorate victims of the September 11th attacks will serve as a symbol of Russian-American unity against the threat of terrorism,” Russian President Vladimir Putin said on September 16, 2005 during a ceremonial Groundbreaking for the monument in Bayonne.
Speaking at the Dedication ceremony on September 11, 2006, President Bill Clinton said, “I would like to thank the people of Russia for this gift of solidarity in the war on terror. I thank my friend Zurab Tsereteli for his ability to catch the feelings that can not be expressed by words.”
At the web site, www.911monument.com, visitors may view photographs of the completed monument as well as photographs of the monument’s construction, watch videos of the dedication showing President Clinton’s speech and LeAnn Rimes singing the United States national anthem and Amazing Grace, and read the entire text of President Putin’s speech, among other options.
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