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Introduction
1)
Title
Flight 587 Hostos Memorial
2)
Town, State
New York, NY
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ID #
1492
4)
Compilation Date (Initial)
November 19, 2005
5)
Compilation Date (Latest)
October 21, 2009
6)
Site Worked Last
November 29, 2010
Description
The memorial recalls and mourns passengers and crew killed when their jetliner crashed and burned. At the crash site, five local residents were also killed. Carrying 260 souls and bound for the Dominican Republic, American Airlines Flight 587 departed New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport. Minutes later, it crashed into the nearby Rockaway peninsula neighborhood of Belle Harbor, Queens county, New York city. All aboard perished. Dying too were five Belle Harbor residents when the jet fell from the sky and destroyed their homes in the 9:17 AM crash, November 12, 2001. • Designed by Goshow Architects, New York, NY, the memorial work is a water-wall of polished granite, 40-foot across. Inscribed on the wall – and readable through its cascading waters -- are dedicatory inscriptions, story synopsis and names of the men, women and children who died in the crash. The memorial was constructed by The Dormitory Authority of the State of New York, Albany, NY. • The site of this remembrance is a part of the campus of Hostos Community College, a unit of the City University of New York; the memorial is situated in the plaza between college buildings numbered 450 and 500, on the Grand Concourse, the Bronx. The memorial was dedicated November 18, 2006. • Two notes: first, the remains of the Puerto Rican educator Eugenio María de Hostos, after whom this college is named, were themselves interred in Santo Domingo almost 100 years prior to the crash of Flight 587. A Puerto Rican monument to Hostos can be found in this database at ID #1104. Second, this database includes six public monuments and memorials recalling Flight 587. See Comments and Notes, below, for specifics.

Content
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1)
Nature's violence/accidents
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Group of common citizens/persons
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Not Applicable
4)
Male and Female
5)
Combination
6)
Not Applicable
Design
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1.)
Man-made
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Inscription/Text Design
Integrated
3)
Wall/wall-like
4)
Stone/rock
5)
Large
7)
Inscribed/lettered directly
8)
Text available, partial
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Yes (see below)
9.1)
Image numbering/location
2800-816.1, 2800-816.2, 2800-816.3, 2800-816.4, 2800-816.5, 2800-816.6, 2800-816.7, 2800-816.8, 2800-816.9, 2800-816.10
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Design Preservation
Good
11)
Inscript. Separate from M|M
No
12)
Designers
12.1)
Designer 1
Artist/Artistic Group: Goshow Architects
13)
Fabricators/Builders
Known
13.1)
Fabricator/Builder 1
Dormitory Authority of the State of New York 
13.2)
Fabricator City
Albany 
13.3)
Fabricator State
NY 
13.4)
Fabricator Country
United States 
Setting
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1)
Plaza arrangement
3)
Appearance/Setting
Completed
3.1)
Appeal of the Item
6 Very Good
3.2)
Setting appears appropriate
5 Good
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
6 Very Good
3.6)
Overall Averaged Score
5.0 Good (Given a 1.0 - 7.0 Range)
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4)
Not Entered
5)
November 18, 2006
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Not Entered
7)
Not Entered
10)
Other Monuments on Site
11)
Satisfactory
12)
Local government
Themes
1)
MonumentsandMemorials.com Themes
School Settings
2)
National Historic Landmark Themes
No Perceived Theme Match
Demography
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1)
File Number
54
2)
Town/City
New York
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County
Bronx
4)
District
Intentionally Blank
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State
NY
6)
Zip
10451
7)
Country
United States
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Latitude (GPS)
40.8181450000
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Longitude (GPS)
-73.9271090000
10)
Intersecting Street 1
E 149 St
11)
Intersecting Street 2
Grand Concourse
12)
Additional Identifier 1
Hostos Community College
13)
Additional Identifier 2
14)
Links/Websites
15)
Man-made
16)
Government, Local
17)
2001-current
18)
Compilation Date (Initial)
November 19, 2005
20)
Compilation Date (Latest)
October 21, 2009
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Compilation Technique (Latest)
21.1)
Site Survey
21.2)
Government Materials
21.3)
Newspaper
21.4)
Website
22)
Source Originator
monumentsandmemorials.com
Comments and Notes
NAME: Hostos Community College, a unit of The City University of New York, is named after Eugenio María de Hostos (1839-1903), educator, philosopher and national activist from Puerto Rico. The remains of Hostos are in Santo Domingo; he wrote his own epitaph: "I wish that they will say: In that island (Puerto Rico) a man was born who loved truth, desired justice, and worked for the good of men." (Wikipedia) Hostos Community College has as a core mission a “historical role in educating students from diverse ethnic, racial, cultural and linguistic backgrounds, particularly Hispanics and African Americans.” (Mission Statement)
SITE MAINTENANCE: Local government -- Hostos Community College
COMMENT: For public monuments in this database centered on American Flight 587, see ID numbers 939, 1331, 1332, 1490, 1491 and 1492.
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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