Empty Sky 9/11 Memorial - Liberty State Park

Project Information

Project Location: Liberty State Park, Jersey City, NJ
Project Contract Amount: $7,499,000
Project Executive: Mark D. Hall
Project Manager: Joseph Isdanavage
Superintendent: Dick Lefebvre
Owner's Name/Contact Person: The State of New Jersey Dept. of Building and Construction - William Winterbottom
Owner's Address: 33 West State Street, 9th Floor, Trenton, NJ 08625
Owner's Phone/Fax: Phone: 609-633-2716 / Fax: 609-984-1320
Architect's Name/Contact Person Frederic Schwartz Architects, Jessica Jamroz
Architect's Phone: 917-557-7714
Architect's Address: 180 Varick Street, New York, NY 10014

Project Description

  • The Memorial Berm: Twin stainless steel walls divide a gently sloped mound and a path directed toward Ground Zero
  • Two continuous twin, 30'-9" high, 208'-10" long walls flank a 12'-4 1/8" wide thermal granite path located on the centerline of the former World Trade Center tower GPS coordinates
  • Concrete piles underground support two continuous concrete retaining walls and stainless steel substructure, which then support the stainless steel panels
  • The 746 victims' names from the State of New Jersey face one another on the interior elevations of the twin brushed stainless steel walls
  • Two marine grade stainless steel outdoor electronic kiosks containing a list and location of all of the victims' names
  • Architectural concrete finish
  • LED fixtures running continuously down the length of each Memorial wall
  • Clusters of weeping cherry trees