Flight 93 National Memorial Design - Pictures & Illustrations
By Albrecht Powell
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Paul Murdoch Architects. Aleksander Novak-Zemplinski, illust. Courtesy Flight 93 National Memorial.
The National Park Service announced on September 7, 2005, that the design for the permanent Memorial for Flight 93 in Shanksville, Pennsylvania, had been selected, following a year-long, international design competition. Crescent of Embrace, a design featuring a chapel, tower with 40 wind chimes, 40 memorial maple groves, and a beautifully designed landscape, was designed by Paul Murdoch Architects of Los Angeles, California with Nelson Byrd Woltz Landscape Architects of Charlottesville, Virginia. The permanent Flight 93 National Memorial will be located at the 2,000-acre crash site near Shanksville, Pa., where the planes crew and passengers courageously brought the plane down on September 11, 2001, thereby thwarting a fourth terrorist attack. Completion for the Flight 93 Memorial is scheduled for 2011, the 10-year anniversary of the crash of Flight 93 on September 11, 2001.
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