9/11 Memorial, NYC (Scroll horizontally to view images and vertically to read text.)

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Tom R. Chambers documented the 9/11 Memorial in New York City (NYC) as closure to the guilt he felt when this tragedy happened on September 11, 2001. He was teaching in South Korea, and he felt as if there was nothing he could do since he was so far away from the events in his homeland. A sense of guilt and depression set in, and when he returned to the United States several years later, the memorial "beckoned" him to make amends for his absence from the country. He did so with this project that looks at the memorial fountain in a very "up close and personal" way. The coverage also treats the fountain as Abstract Art. Chambers states, "Let the water fall - let the water flow in memory of those who perished."

The September 11 attacks (also referred to as 9/11) were a series of four coordinated terrorist attacks by the Islamic terrorist group al-Qaeda against the United States on the morning of Tuesday, September 11, 2001. The attacks killed 2,996 people, injured over 6,000 others, and caused at least $10 billion in infrastructure and property damage. Additional people died of 9/11-related cancer and respiratory diseases in the months and years following the attacks.

Four passenger airliners operated by two major U.S. passenger air carriers (United Airlines and American Airlines) - all of which departed from airports in the northeastern United States bound for San Francisco and Los Angeles - were hijacked by 19 al-Qaeda terrorists. Two of the planes, American Airlines Flight 11 and United Airlines Flight 175, were crashed into the North and South towers, respectively, of the World Trade Center complex in Lower Manhattan. Within an hour and 42 minutes, both 110-story towers collapsed. Debris and the resulting fires caused a partial or complete collapse of all other buildings in the World Trade Center complex, including the 47-story 7 World Trade Center tower, as well as significant damage to ten other large surrounding structures. A third plane, American Airlines Flight 77, was crashed into the Pentagon (the headquarters of the U.S. Department of Defense) in Arlington County, Virginia, which led to a partial collapse of the building's west side. The fourth plane, United Airlines Flight 93, was initially flown toward Washington, D.C., but crashed into a field in Stonycreek Township near Shanksville, Pennsylvania, after its passengers thwarted the hijackers. 9/11 is the single deadliest terrorist attack in human history and the single deadliest incident for firefighters and law enforcement officers in the history of the United States, with 343 and 72 killed, respectively. (Wp)

Go to 9/11 to watch an overview video of the memorial. Mouseover the area to reveal player/controls.