Photo Courtesy Handel Architects

Part of the 16-acre World Trade Center complex under construction in Manhattan, the memorial is a public space centered around two reflecting pools that sit in the footprints of the original towers. 

The $500-million project was built as work was under way on the site's new towers, a situation that limited space for material staging and called for complex logistical maneuvers. The work also required maintaining pedestrian and vehicular traffic flow around the site. One of the judges said that this is "a spectacular monument that respectfully pays tribute to those who lost their lives at this site."

Location New York City

Project Team

Owner National September 11 Memorial & Museum, New York City

Lead Design Michael Arad/Handel Architects, New York City

Associate Architect Davis Brody Bond Aedas, New York City

Construction Manager Lend Lease, Sydney

Engineers WSP Cantor Seinuk and Jaros Baum & Bolles, both New York City

Consultants DEW Inc., Ontario (fountain); Fisher Marantz Stone,New York City (lighting)

Landscape Architect PWP Landscape Architecture, Berkeley, Cal