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Staten Island Memorial

Staten Island, NY, USA • 2002

Staten Island Memorial

Staten Island, NY, USA • 2002

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This memorial proposal creates a visual frame and filter, refracting and reflecting the image of New York as we remember those who were lost.

This memorial is designed as an active, participatory experience to commemorate each of the 267 Staten Island victims of the events of September 11th, 2001. Located on the St. George esplanade, and oriented across the primary view corridor towards downtown Manhattan, the memorial acts like a great glass lens, refracting and reflecting the image of New York as we remember those from the Island who were lost.

Constructed from stainless steel tubes and a series of etched transparent glass planks, the memorial acts as a visual frame and filter – mediating the forever-changed view towards Manhattan from Staten Island.

This memorial is designed as an active, participatory experience to commemorate each of the 267 Staten Island victims of the events of September 11th, 2001. Located on the St. George esplanade, and oriented across the primary view corridor towards downtown Manhattan, the memorial acts like a great glass lens, refracting and reflecting the image of New York as we remember those from the Island who were lost.

Constructed from stainless steel tubes and a series of etched transparent glass planks, the memorial acts as a visual frame and filter – mediating the forever-changed view towards Manhattan from Staten Island.

DESIGN TEAM

Jordan Parnass

Priscilla Ip


This memorial is designed as an active, participatory experience to commemorate each of the 267 Staten Island victims of the events of September 11th, 2001. Located on the St. George esplanade, and oriented across the primary view corridor towards downtown Manhattan, the memorial acts like a great glass lens, refracting and reflecting the image of New York as we remember those from the Island who were lost.

Constructed from stainless steel tubes and a series of etched transparent glass planks, the memorial acts as a visual frame and filter – mediating the forever-changed view towards Manhattan from Staten Island.

This memorial proposal creates a visual frame and filter, refracting and reflecting the image of New York as we remember those who were lost.

This memorial is designed as an active, participatory experience to commemorate each of the 267 Staten Island victims of the events of September 11th, 2001. Located on the St. George esplanade, and oriented across the primary view corridor towards downtown Manhattan, the memorial acts like a great glass lens, refracting and reflecting the image of New York as we remember those from the Island who were lost.

Constructed from stainless steel tubes and a series of etched transparent glass planks, the memorial acts as a visual frame and filter – mediating the forever-changed view towards Manhattan from Staten Island.

DESIGN TEAM

Jordan Parnass

Priscilla Ip

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