9/11 Memorial Steel Program

 


  In the weeks after 9/11, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey (Port Authority) hired Voorsanger Associates, an architectural consulting firm, to walk through the site during the cleanup operation and tag objects they believed might be of use in a permanent memorial at the World...


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The WTC Steel will be suspended in the entrance foyer at the new Charlottesville Fire Station 10, scheduled to open in 2013. The Steel will be on public display at a special 9/11 evening ceremony in Charlottesville (www.cville-911.org) for one last time before going into the new station.

The 9/11 Memorial will be dedicated on the 10th anniversary of 9/11 and open to the public on Sept. 12. Artifacts that will become a permanent display were selected by the 9/11 Memorial Foundation, which is in charge of the WTC Memorial. For more information, see www.911memorial.org.

Father Kevin Madigan of St. Peter’s Church in New York City referenced the 9/11 Memorial and the WTC site on a recent TV interview when he said, “Out of all this tragedy there has been a kind of resurgence, this neighborhood is thriving now that there are young families moving in here and this has become a place of life and renewal.”

CHARLES WERNER, CFO, a Firehouse® contributing editor, is a 34-year veteran of the fire service and chief of the Charlottesville, VA, Fire Department. He serves on the Virginia Statewide Interoperability Executive Committee, Virginia Secure Commonwealth Panel, National Public Safety Telecommunications Council Governing Board and IAFC Communications Committee. Werner is chair of the IAFC Technology Council, first vice president of the Virginia Fire Chiefs Association and chair of the DHS SAFECOM Executive Committee. He recently was appointed to the FCC’s new Emergency Interoperability Response Council (ERIC) Public Safety Advisory Council.