Staten Island Origami Style 911 Memorial on St. George Waterfront

Staten Island dedicated its Wings 911 Memorial designed by Masayuki Sono of Kobe, Japan, in 2004 on the St. George Waterfront. It comprises two 40-foot postcards, stretching out like wings to the heavens. Plaques honoring 252 of the 271 borough residents and former Islanders killed in the attacks and in the 1993 World Trade Center bombing line the inner sides of the structures. Each plaque, accompanied by a granite facial profile, includes the victim’s name, occupation and date of birth. There are 294 panels in all. The empty panels will be filled as more families give their consent to memorializing their loved ones, or as other Staten Island victims are identified in the future. The memorial cost $2 Million.


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