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Introduction
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Title
Flight 587 Washington Heights Memorial
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Town, State
New York, NY
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ID #
1491
4)
Compilation Date (Initial)
November 19, 2005
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Compilation Date (Latest)
February 21, 2008
6)
Site Worked Last
October 10, 2010
Description
The memorial recalls and mourns the 265 men, women and children lost in the crash of American Airlines Flight 587 in Belle Harbor, New York City, a neighborhood in the borough of Queens. The second deadliest air accident on U.S. soil, Flight 587 on November 12, 2001, had just lifted off from John F. Kennedy International Airport for its run to the Dominican Republic. Killed were all 260 aboard the jetliner -- many from the large Dominican community in Washington Heights, a northern Manhattan neighborhood -- as well as five residents on the ground. This memorial, of plaque-on-stone design, is situated in a small park at West 177th St. and Cabrini Blvd. The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey sponsored the memorial, and it was dedicated July 13, 2005. The database knows of other public monuments and memorials recalling Flight 587; see COMMENTS box, below, for information.
Content
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Nature's violence/accidents
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Group of common citizens/persons
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Not Applicable
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Male and Female
5)
Combination
6)
Not Applicable
Design
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Man-made
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Inscription/Text Design
Integrated
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Stone/Rock w/wo tablet
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Stone/rock and metal
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Average (life-size)
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Inscribed/lettered on tablet
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Text available, all
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Yes (see below)
9.1)
Image numbering/location
2200-319.1, 2200-319.2, 2200-319.3, 2200-319.4, 2200-319.5
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Design Preservation
Good
11)
Inscript. Separate from M|M
No
12)
Designers
12.1)
Designer 1
Commercially available
13)
Fabricators/Builders
Not Applicable
Setting
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1)
Park/Garden/Lawn/Field
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Appearance/Setting
Completed
3.1)
Appeal of the Item
4 Satisfactory
3.2)
Setting appears appropriate
3 Wanting
3.3)
Traffic near for access, distanced for appreciation
4 Satisfactory
3.4)
Visualization and panorama
4 Satisfactory
3.5)
Opportunity to view, to enjoy the item
3 Wanting
3.6)
Overall Averaged Score
3.6 Satisfactory (Given a 1.0 - 7.0 Range)
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Not Entered
5)
July 13, 2005
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Not Entered
7)
Not Entered
10)
Other Monuments on Site
11)
Satisfactory
12)
Local government
Themes
1)
MonumentsandMemorials.com Themes
No Perceived Theme Match
2)
National Historic Landmark Themes
No Perceived Theme Match
Demography
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1)
File Number
51
2)
Town/City
New York
3)
County
New York
4)
District
Manhattan
5)
State
NY
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Zip
10033
7)
Country
United States
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Latitude (GPS)
40.8485920000
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Longitude (GPS)
-73.9414430000
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Intersecting Street 1
W. 177 St
11)
Intersecting Street 2
Cabrini Blvd
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Additional Identifier 1
W. 178 St.
13)
Additional Identifier 2
15)
Man-made
16)
Government, State
17)
2001-current
18)
Compilation Date (Initial)
November 19, 2005
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19.1)
Newspaper
19.2)
Promotional Materials
20)
Compilation Date (Latest)
February 21, 2008
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Compilation Technique (Latest)
Site Survey
22)
Source Originator
monumentsandmemorials.com
Comments and Notes
SETTING: Access -- By auto, a clean route to the memorial is west off Fort Washington Avenue at and onto West 177th Street. At the second intersection, which is T-shaped, on its northwest corner is the park hosting the memorial. A note: Cabrini Boulevard south out of Fort Tryon -- The George gets in the way.
LEAD SPONSOR(S): Government, State -- Port Authority of New York and New Jersey
COMMENT: Other public monuments in this database about Flight 587: ID number 1492, 1332, 939 and partially completed sites at ID numbers 1331 and 1490.
COMMENT 2: Digitized reference materials are stored, off-line, with ID# 1332 materials.
COMMENT 3: Among many decisions crash survivors were required to make, a last and very contentious was where to inter human remains not identified or not claimed. On May 6, 2007, five-plus years following the crash, 889 such fragments, following a Catholic Mass, were placed in four coffins in a mausoleum in Woodlawn Cemetery, Bronx, New York, in its Garden Conservatory. The mausoleum inscription in Spanish: “En Recuerdo de/ los fallecidos/ el 12 Noviembre de 2001/ siempre los recordaremos/ Flight 587” And in English: “In memory of/ those lost/ on November 12, 2001/ always in our thoughts/ Flight 587”






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