Remember this 9/11 memorial concept?

9/8/2010:

Note: As of this morning – no mention of a 9/11 memorial ceremony in Hoboken this year.

Giant Hoboken Sept. 11th memorial never came to fruition

Hoboken already has a simple, “living” 9/11 Memorial downtown – the 57 Gingko Trees and Flame which remembers the Hoboken Men and Women who lost their lives on that tragic day in 2001.

But as far back as 2003, talk about September 11th memorials in Hoboken was fast and furious. From a $4 Million Dollar extension of Pier A Park, to this concept submitted by Frederic Schwartz Architects called “Portrait of Hoboken.”

They envisioned their memorial concept as follows: “Portrait of Hoboken” is a living memorial. Reflecting the light of day and glowing like a halo at night, the stainless-steel frame will be a moving marker on the horizon that identifies Hoboken and its citizens. “Portrait of Hoboken” captures a constantly changing view. There will be moments when the frame is full of life and activity, and times when it is empty. Either way, its strength and poignancy will resonate. As the community participates, and populate the frame, they become part of the memorial. The walking and pausing silhouettes will generate a constantly changing portrait of those who come to reflect and remember. Every September 11th the frame will be full of life and reaffirm the strength and vitality of the Hoboken community.”

Do you think this concept would have worked in Hoboken?

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10 Comments on "Remember this 9/11 memorial concept?"

john14
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john14

Yipyap, are you insinuating that possible theft was involved?

YipYap
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I am stating that according to the local news well over $100k was raised from the public by the Hoboken Memorial Committee. You can Google it, like anyone else, they also got a $500k Grant from the State back in 2004-2005 yet we have no monument for 9/11.

Which Rabbit Hole did the $600k+ money go?

Show me the MONEY![quote comment=”197114″]Yipyap, are you insinuating that possible theft was involved?[/quote]

YipYap
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Wasn’t there a Hoboken Memorial Committee a few years back accepting donations? Did the money collected (well over $100K) by them ever see the light of day or was it counted down in Tom River too?

Seems the website registered here in this old 411 article is dead.

Mama Luke
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I hear that Zimmer wants to put it up and have laided off cops standing in it. LOL

la-di-da
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la-di-da

It would have taken a lot of nerve for the City to put up a 9/11 memorial it couldn’t upkeep. I have nothing against memorials, and I appreciate those in appropriate places that are made to stand the test of time. Other times, it looks like someone decided to slap something together for reasons wholly apart from actually memorializing something, like someone’s ego.

homeworld
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They did put up a memorial they couldn’t upkeep. The teardrop glass once has broken parts held together with duct tape. [quote comment=”197089″]It would have taken a lot of nerve for the City to put up a 9/11 memorial it couldn’t upkeep. I have nothing against memorials, and I appreciate those in appropriate places that are made to stand the test of time. Other times, it looks like someone decided to slap something together for reasons wholly apart from actually memorializing something, like someone’s ego.[/quote]

wiskeytango1
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wiskeytango1

home world how about this one..the tear drop monument in bayonne is being moved to i dont know where to make way for a container port and cruise lines..How is that for a short memory only nine years..its about developement money here hoboken and bayonne no one cares when it comes to money…fly the flag on the 11th 😆 [quote comment=”197109″]They did put up a memorial they couldn’t upkeep. The teardrop glass once has broken parts held together with duct tape.

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Litteredboken
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Litteredboken

“Never forget” ??????? Whatever happened to that, people?[quote comment=”197124″]home world how about this one..the tear drop monument in bayonne is being moved to i dont know where to make way for a container port and cruise lines..How is that for a short memory only nine years..its about developement money here hoboken and bayonne no one cares when it comes to money…fly the flag on the 11th [/quote]

Evelyn
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Evelyn

Definitely a sinker of an idea. What about a 9/11 memorial aquarium?

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