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Staten Island September 11 Memorial

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Monument at sunset, Vinnie Amesse
Monument at sunset, Vinnie Amesse
Monument daylight, Vinnie Amesse
Monument with lights, Vinnie Amesse
Monument closeup, Vinnie Amesse
Plaque rear view. Elis Shin, 2012
In memory of Staten Islanders lost in the 2001 terror attacks
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This memorial honors the nearly 300 Staten Island residents who were victims of the September 11, 2001 attacks. The memorial, Masayuki Sono's "Postcards," was chosen from nearly 200 submissions. The structures are said to resemble postcards, perhaps sent to their love ones. From far away they appear to be wings, or the leaves of a flower. Each victim is remembered with a plaque in their honor, shaped in their profile. The memorial was inaugurated on September 11, 2004, on the third anniversary of the terrorist attacks.