Remember this 9/11 memorial concept?
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?