RIVERWALK 9/11 MONUMENT DEDICATION
On Friday, September 11, 2020 at 9:10am, the Riverwalk 9/11 Monument was formally dedicated by Mayor Dean Trantalis. This monument now stands as a unique space on the Riverwalk where people can reflect on the events of that tragic day and remember those who were lost. In addition, the monument will provide a place where future generations can learn about the events of September 11th, 2001 so we “Never Forget.”
You can honor those who were lost on that day or show your support for this project by purchasing a Signature Riverwalk Brick at this location. Additional information on purchasing a brick can be found HERE.
Riverwalk was selected to receive a historical segment of the World Trade Center wreckage to our city.
The monument displays a PATH rail segment from the tracks from the World Trade Center wreckage, in an uplifted position held by granite support pillars, which refers to the solid bedrock of Manhattan that supports its massive buildings. The granite support pillars are in pairs, joined by an internally illuminated acrylic spine that suggests the hope of light emerging out of darkness. The base of the monument will carry the story line of the memorial and light will be included to be sure the monument is respectfully lit at night. The artifact location is central to Riverwalk and provides visibility from all vantage points.
A subway station that was originally opened in 1909, picked up its last passengers on September 11, 2001 at 9:10am. This happened 7 minutes after a second plane hit one of the towers at the World Trade Center in New York. The station was left empty and buried under the rubble of the collapsed towers until a long recovery process resurfaced it. However, the PATH rail system was a key system that continued operation outside of the Twin Towers, with an invaluable path to provide means to evacuate survivors and transport first responders.
Please consider supporting this monument so that we may never forget the fallen victims, first responders and so many this horrific attack affected. Join us in remembering the past and honoring the future.
Donations over $5,000, please contact Genia Duncan Ellis, President/CEO, Riverwalk Fort Lauderdale, (954) 468-1541, genia@GoRiverwalk.com