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What Remains: Structure and Story on the 15th Anniversary of Sept. 11, 2001

Photo © James Ewing | OTTO

Source: America

Last September, Pope Francis descended into the 9/11 Memorial Museum and presided over a multifaith prayer ceremony of great breadth and resolve...Alongside leaders from many faith traditions, he prayed before the raw slurry wall that protects the World Trade Center site, its symbolic power never more evident than on that day. In that unforgettable moment, full of grief and hope, a secular museum became a holy temple...

David Childs, lead architect of the architecture and design firm Skidmore, Owings and Merrill, saw an opportunity in that tapered obelisk profile and incorporated it into his design for One World Trade Center, which is a skyline commemoration of the 9/11 Memorial at its feet.

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