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Introduction
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Title
Wall of Words Memorial 9/11
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Town, State
New York, NY
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ID #
1837
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Compilation Date (Initial)
September 01, 2009
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Compilation Date (Latest)
September 01, 2009
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Site Worked Last
September 30, 2009
Description
This 9/11 memorial pays homage to the history of New York. It takes the form of “a continuing stream of poetry and prose written by dozens of different authors, from Elizabeth Bishop and Allen Ginsberg to Langston Hughes and Walt Whitman… ” (Glenn Collins in a preview of the work in The New York Times, March 6, 2006). In this way the memorial serves – our words, not Mr. Collins’s – to recall, honor and memorialize. • Jenny Holzer created the memorial. Its reveal combines distinctive electronics and synthetics with more usual metal and stone materials. The notable artist is teamed with a recognized designer of light and glass works, James Carpenter, of James Carpenter Design Associates, New York, NY. • The memorial is set in the lobby of 7 World Trade Center (WTC), and it can be visualized through the building’s front window-walls. They look out onto the glass-enclosed tower’s public plaza; from the plaza an observer can view and read the scrolling text in the lobby. Notably, for security reasons viewers may not be allowed to observe the memorial from within the lobby itself. • The memorial is situated geographically in Lower Manhattan on the north side of the WTC’s 16-acre site, at Greenwich and Barclays Streets. The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey owns the land. • Historically, WTC building 7 was the last of the towers to collapse on 9/11/2001. And on 5/23/2006, 7 WTC, with its memorial, became the first to rise.
Content
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ArtsScience|PolThought&Philosophy
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Not Applicable
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Not applicable
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Not applicable
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Not Applicable
Design
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Man-made
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Inscription/Text Design
Integrated
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Wall/wall-like
5)
Large
7)
Inscribed/lettered directly
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Text available, partial
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Yes (see below)
9.1)
Image numbering/location
2800-802.1, 2800-802.2, 2800-802.3a, 2800-802.4, 2800-802.5, 2800-802.6a, 2800-802.7
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Design Preservation
Good
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Inscript. Separate from M|M
No
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Designers
12.1)
Designer 1
Artist/Artistic Group: Holzer, Jenny
12.2)
Designer 2
Artist/Artistic Group: Carpenter, James
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Fabricators/Builders
Not Yet Determined
Setting
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1)
Architectural space
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Appearance/Setting
Completed
3.1)
Appeal of the Item
5 Good
3.2)
Setting appears appropriate
6 Very Good
3.3)
Traffic near for access, distanced for appreciation
5 Good
3.4)
Visualization and panorama
5 Good
3.5)
Opportunity to view, to enjoy the item
5 Good
3.6)
Overall Averaged Score
5.2 Good (Given a 1.0 - 7.0 Range)
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Not Entered
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May 23, 2006
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Not Entered
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Not Entered
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Tightly constrained
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Other Monuments on Site
11)
Satisfactory
12)
Business/Commerce/Organization
Themes
1)
MonumentsandMemorials.com Themes
No Perceived Theme Match
2)
National Historic Landmark Themes
No Perceived Theme Match
Demography
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File Number
50D
2)
Town/City
New York
3)
County
New York
4)
District
Manhattan
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State
NY
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Zip
10007
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Country
United States
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Latitude (GPS)
40.7134230000
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Longitude (GPS)
-74.0117870000
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Intersecting Street 1
Greenwich St
11)
Intersecting Street 2
Barclays St
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Additional Identifier 1
13)
Additional Identifier 2
15)
Man-made
16)
Business/businesses
17)
2001-current
18)
Compilation Date (Initial)
September 01, 2009
19)
19.1)
Site Survey
19.2)
Newspaper
19.3)
Website
20)
Compilation Date (Latest)
Not Entered
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Compilation Technique (Latest)
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Source Originator
monumentsandmemorials.com
Comments and Notes
DESCRIPTION: Mr. Collins further, technically, characterized the piece as follows:
“…thousands of moving, ghostly-white words of text have been programmed by Ms. Holzer evoking the history of New York; they will scroll across a glowing, 65-foot-wide, 14-foot-high wall…. The artwork…will move along a screen made of acid-etched, diffused, translucent glass illuminated by whitish light. (The New York Times, March 6, 2006)
DESIGN (1)-- Architect: David M. Childs, Skidmore, Owings & Merrill
DESIGN (2)-- Developer: Larry A. Silverstein, Silverstein Properties, Inc.
MAINTENANCE and LEAD SPONSOR: Business/Commerce/Organization -- Silverstein Properties, New York NY




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