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Sunday, September 9, 2007

Pentagon Memorial

Pentagon on September
11, 2001. Let us never
forget why we are in the

Model of the Proposed Pentagon Memorial

One hundred eighty four lives were lost in a single moment at the Pentagon – one hundred eighty four individuals forever linked through the horrific events that unfolded on September 11, 2001 .

Thousands of others lost their lives and suffered injury that day while millions wept.

That day was simply incomprehensible. It jolted us into a different world, a tragic reality that just did not seem real.
This proposal envisions a memorial that simultaneously affords intimate and collective contemplation through silence within a tactile field of sensuous experience. It sets out to permanently record and express the sheer magnitude of loss through an architectural experience of a place radically different than what we encounter in our daily lives. In this light, the space itself serves as the memorial at all scales of experience and engagement – from within, driving by and from above.