9/11 Living Memorial | Memorials
Information from The Flight 93 Memorial Website:
The Flight 93 National Memorial honors the 40 passengers and crew of United Airlines Flight 93, who courageously gave their lives thwarting a planned attack on our Nation's Capital. The Flight 93 National Memorial will be a permanent memorial to the heroes on that plane to be built in Shanksville, PA, on the site of the airplane’s crash. Fundraising is ongoing, with a goal of $30 million in private funds. In April, 2007, the entity spearheading fundraising for the Flight 93 Memorial announced it had only raised $11 million towards that goal and planned to institute new strategies to close the gap. The memorial still has not purchased the land where the memorial will be built. The owner of a key 273-acre parcel that includes part of the crash site is asking $10 million, a price that seems to be well above the estimated value of $1000 to $2000 an acre. The parcel was a former strip mine. The memorial is still scheduled to open in 2011, the 10-year anniversary of September 11, 2001.
The Flight 93 National Memorial design was selected through an open international design competition that invited artists, architects, individuals, and designers from all nations to submit their ideas. The Flight 93 Partners adopted a two-stage design competition process. Out of 1,059 design submissions, five design finalists were selected during Stage I and were reviewed and evaluated by a jury comprised of family members, local leaders, and design and art professionals. The entry from Paul Murdoch Architects was announced as the winner out of the finalists' Stage II entries on September 7, 2005, in Washington, D.C.
The Flight 93 National Memorial will be a place for individuals to learn about the events of September 11, 2001, and find meaning and inspiration in their experience. By enhancing the expansive natural landscape and the monumental scale of the site, this beautiful and carefully considered memorial tells the story of the extraordinary acts of the passengers and crew of Flight 93. The Flight 93 National Memorial design will include an Entry Portal, seen at the top of this page, and the Tower of Voices, 40 wind chimes that are a living memory of the 40 persons who are honored at the Memorial; many of whose last contact was through their voices.
VOICES urges you to learn more about supporting the Flight 93 National Memorial by visiting the website of the Flight 93 Memorial Capital Campaign, which seeks to raise $30 million from philanthropic individuals, corporations and foundations to enable the construction of the Memorial.