Quantcast

Sierra Magazine: Explore, enjoy and protect the planet.
The Green Life: At Ground Zero, a Green Memorial to the Victims of 9/11

« Show Us Your Farmers' Market! | Main | Daily Roundup: September 11, 2009 »

September 11, 2009

At Ground Zero, a Green Memorial to the Victims of 9/11

911memorialimage Many are gathering throughout the country to remember the 9/11 terrorist attacks eight years ago today, including a memorial service at Ground Zero, where a memorial plaza and museum are under construction.

Once completed, the National September 11 Memorial and Museum at the World Trade Center  will commemorate about 3,000 victims of both the 2001 and 1993 attacks while adding a bit of green to NYC: The Memorial Plaza will include some 400 Swamp Oak trees surrounding two square pools where the towers stood. The museum will illustrate the many stories of the victims and their families.

The entire project is aiming for gold LEED certification; the Memorial Plaza, slated for completion in 2011, will conserve water through storm-drainage collection, integrate pest-management systems for sustainablility, and incorporate many other planet-preserving features.

(Photo credit: Visualization by Squared Design Lab/Provided by the National September 11 Memorial & Museum)

--Julie Littman

TrackBack

TrackBack URL for this entry:
http://www.typepad.com/services/trackback/6a00d83451b96069e20120a5bb160f970c

Listed below are links to weblogs that reference At Ground Zero, a Green Memorial to the Victims of 9/11:

User comments or postings reflect the opinions of the responsible contributor only, and do not reflect the viewpoint of the Sierra Club. The Sierra Club does not endorse or guarantee the accuracy of any posting. The Sierra Club accepts no obligation to review every posting, but reserves the right (but not the obligation) to delete postings that may be considered offensive, illegal or inappropriate.

Up to Top


Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...