Project Description

Memorial Park

New York, NY

2003

In the aftermath of September 11th, the Mayor of New York City asked 1100 Architect to design a temporary memorial for the family members and friends of victims. Undertaken pro bono, 1100 Architect converted an existing space near Ground Zero into a non-denominational sanctuary that offered family members a private place to grieve and remember their loved ones. A pair of remembrance walls defined and partially enclosed the space, and a translucent fabric canopy provided shelter while letting in light. The focal point of the sanctuary—a bluestone fountain set against a birch panel wall—masked outside noise and created a dignified and serene interior.

Publications

Dunlap, David W. “Sacred Place, Where the 9/11 Remains Wait.” The New York Times, August 29, 2006. 

Hardt, Robert Jr. “Memorial Park Opens Near 9/11 Morgue.” NY Post,December 24, 2002. 

“A Chapel of Sorts.” The New York Times, December 24, 2002.

“Sharing Their Sorrow.” Newsday, December 24, 2002.

Wasserman, JoAnne. “Revamped Park Serves 9/11 Families.” Daily News, December 23, 2002.

Memorial Park

New York, NY

2003

In the aftermath of September 11th, the Mayor of New York City asked 1100 Architect to design a temporary memorial for the family members and friends of victims. Undertaken pro bono, 1100 Architect converted an existing space near Ground Zero into a non-denominational sanctuary that offered family members a private place to grieve and remember their loved ones. A pair of remembrance walls defined and partially enclosed the space, and a translucent fabric canopy provided shelter while letting in light. The focal point of the sanctuary—a bluestone fountain set against a birch panel wall—masked outside noise and created a dignified and serene interior.