Beautiful New Tower Of Voices Memorial Dedicated Just Before the 9/11 Anniversary

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As reported by By | Fox News 

 
 
Groundbreaking 'Tower of Voices' Flight 93 memorial erected ahead of 9/11 anniversary.  Click the photo below to read the full story
 

 

 Artwork courtesy of bioLinia and Paul Murdoch Architects Via National Park Services

 

This week marks 17 years since the 9/11 terror attacks, and in memory of the 40 lives lost aboard United Flight 93 – which crashed into an open field in Shanksville, Pa. – a one-of-its-kind memorial has been erected in Somerset County.

Called the “Tower of Voices” and located at the already-existing Flight 93 Memorial, the $6 million project – financed by the National Park Foundation – stands at around 93 feet tall and is the embodiment of a musical instrument holding 40 wind chimes, honoring the 40 victims.

According to the U.S National Park Service, the “intent is to create a set of 40 tones that can signify through consonance the serenity and nobility of the site while also through dissonance recalling the event that consecrated the site.”

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Moreover, the “C” shape of the tower enables sound to echo externally from the open side in a fan-shaped arrangement. The chimes are wind activated and have internal strikers attached to sails protruding from the base of each chime.

“It’s the first visible memorial feature that you see as you enter, so it’s like a welcoming beacon or a landmark that introduces the memorial to the visitors,” architect Paul Murdoch told reporters ahead of Sunday’s dedication ceremony. “It’s not just an emotional memorial for those of us who have lived through it, especially those who lost ones, but something that needs to be here to tell the story of what happened.”

                               

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Lisa Von Domek
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Hello Joe Pryor I am also watching the Remembrance ceremony and the reading of the names.  To have known someone lost in this tragedy, makes this day even more poignant.

Sep 11, 2018 07:26 AM #16
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Michael Jacobs
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Hello Lisa --- I recall seeing an article on the monument. Thank you for sharing it.

Sep 11, 2018 09:08 AM #17
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Margaret Goss
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I would love to hear the chimes someday - I think it's a beautiful way to memorialize those who died.

Sep 11, 2018 09:38 AM #18
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Sep 11, 2018 11:16 AM #19
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Marney Kirk
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Lisa, this is beautiful, thank you so much for sharing.

Sep 11, 2018 03:02 PM #20
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Claude Labbe
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I've visited the site....may need to get back to it next time I'm in PA.

This is news to me, didn't know they had done this, so thank you for pointing us all to it.

Sep 11, 2018 03:35 PM #21
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I was very moved by this Memorial Michael Jacobs and the thought that went into its design.

Sep 11, 2018 05:14 PM #22
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I agree Margaret Goss I would also like to visit this Memorial and hear its chimes.  I think that it is a lovely tribute to those lost.

 

Sep 11, 2018 05:15 PM #23
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Richie Alan Naggar  We owe it to those lost to make every day count.

Sep 11, 2018 05:15 PM #24
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You are welcome Marney Kirk it was my pleasure to share this.

Sep 11, 2018 05:16 PM #25
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I had not been aware of this Memorial during its construction Claude Labbe and I would like to visit it in person.

Sep 11, 2018 05:17 PM #26
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Hi Lisa

What a wonderful memorial to the 40 people who lost their lives in that crash 17 years ago. It would be a beautiful thing to see someday!!

Jeff

Sep 11, 2018 06:11 PM #27
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Endre Barath, Jr.
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Lisa, we had an office meeting today and our manager had a five minute video about this tower and a minute of it was with the Architect, after seeing your post last night and today being 9/11 it was even more powerful that my manager used this sad event to commemorate this day.... then he had  added usually as a manager he does not like to start a meeting on a sad note...and changed it up after it...it was very touching, Endre

Sep 11, 2018 07:29 PM #28
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Thank you!  I saw it this morning when President Trump delivered a very touching message of sorrow and hope for America. 

Sep 11, 2018 07:33 PM #29
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John Henry
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What a great way to memorialize the souls who died on that flight.  Very impressive and emotional.

Sep 12, 2018 04:43 AM #30
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Susan Hale
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Was in Cincinnati at the annual Ohio Realtors convention taking a CE class when this all happened 17 years ago.  About half of us were watching tv's that they brought into the hallways for people to see what was happening.  Would like to visit this site. Happy to know that President Trump was there this year. Will look on UTube for a video to hear the chimes.  

Thanks for your post, Lisa!

Sep 12, 2018 09:32 AM #31
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I think this is a unique, stunning memorial and I love the wind chimes!

Sep 12, 2018 09:44 AM #32
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I didn't know a single soul who died that day, but did know some who did. I still feel very personally touched.  The fact that my family has a paramedic/nurse, firefighters, law enforcement officer makes it even more personal.  Their "work family" becomes family and I'm heartbroken on a personal level for each soul that died, was injured or suffered that day and any other day when those who help are harmed by evil.  

This memorial is just stunning and I'm proud of it and proud of the way we can come together as a nation.

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thanks for reporting on this memorial.    sounds like a beautiful way to commemorate the lives and loves lost.

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Thank you for sharing the rendering of the memorial.  Having never seen it, it's interesting to read about the design and the intent behind it.  Every time I think of this 3rd plane, the main memory that comes to mind is, "Let's do this."  

Sep 12, 2018 07:58 PM #35
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