The committee especially liked the symbolism of the memorial:
- The two roman numeral “twins” represent the twin towers with their similarity and orientation to each other.
- The 9 & 11 in roman numerals (IX & XI) are the same, from either direction.
- The stone seating wall form represents the pentagon and the stones the walls are made out of represent the citizens of newton looking in to the monument.
- The pattern change in the granite on the ground represents the compass flight path of flight 93.
- Each element will be date stamped with the time and date of the attack. 4 date stamps total: Each granite Numeral will have a small date and time on it probably towards the base of the I; the flight path paving will have a time and date stamp in one of its pavers and the pentagon wall will have an inset block with the time and date of its attack.
For a pdf of the design, click here.
Mark Sangiolo RA
tel 617 272 5402
We solicited Pro Bono design work, including both Design and Construction documents services from Massachusetts Registered Architects and/or Massachusetts Registered Landscape Architects, with the following requirements:
Your submission must be emailed in pdf format on two 8.5″ x 11″ pages. Include a ballpark estimate of construction cost. Design the memorial to fit inside a 35′ diamater +/- site disturbance area including walks, planting, and other features associated with your design.
Design submissions were due, email date stamped, Tuesday July 1.
We received four wonderful and varied submissions. The committee’s choice was a design by Mark Sangiolo (see here). The other designs were:
Text for 3 granite steps leading to
memorial from Centre Street:
START OF TIMELINE
September 11, 2001
Three terrorists leave the Park Inn in
Newton to board American Airlines Flight 11 in Boston.
Flight 11 crashes into the World Trade Center North Tower.
United Airlines Flight 175 crashes into the World Trade Center South Tower.
American Flight 77 crashes into the Pentagon.
South Tower collapses.
Text for thresholds of Pentagon
1st threshold, at end of walkway from Centre Street sidewalk:
United Flight 93 crashes in
North Tower collapses.
END OF TIMELINE——————————————————————————-
2nd threshold, going clockwise:
“I am proud that Newton citizens came together to build this memorial. Let us use it to remember those we lost on that devastating September day, and to remember all we must do every day to preserve America’s greatness.”
Mayor Setti Warren, 9-11-12
“To live in hearts we leave behind
Is not to die.”
Scottish poet, 1825
4th threshold, which is at end of pathway coming from HQ sidewalk
“We will remember every rescuer who died in honor. We will remember every family that lives in grief. We will remember the fire and ash, the last phone calls, the funerals of the children.”
President George W. Bush,
More than 400 New York City fire, police, and emergency personnel died as they tried to save those in the Towers.
Text for 2 pedestals:
1st pedestal, the one nearer Centre Street:
On September 11, 2001, terrorist
attacks killed nearly 3,000 innocent men, women, and children. The people of
Newton, Massachusetts, have established this memorial as a place to remember the neighbors we lost and to honor those who served that day and thereafter.
Mark Bavis, 31
Paige Farley-Hackel, 46
Nicholas Humber, 60
Aaron Jacobs, 27
Stuart Todd Meltzer, 32
Richard Barry Ross, 58
Rahma Salie, 28
Amy E. Toyen, 24