Renderings provided by Squared Design Lab/National September 11 Memorial & Museum.
The National September 11 Memorial & Museum, designed by architect Michael Arad and landscape architect Peter Walker, is a tribute of remembrance and honor to the nearly 3,000 people killed in the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001 and in the 1993 World Trade Center bombing.
The eight-acre Memorial consists of two reflecting pools, each nearly an acre in size, which feature the largest manmade waterfalls in North America. The pools lie within the footprints of where the Twin Towers once stood and the names of those who perished in 2001 and in 1993 are inscribed on bronze parapets surrounding the pools. The plaza was officially dedicated on September 11, 2011—the tenth anniversary of the attacks.
Currently, the Port Authority is working with the National September 11 Memorial & Museum at the World Trade Center Foundation to construct a state-of-the-art museum, featuring interactive exhibitions, artifacts and areas for reflection to commemorate the lives of those who perished.