Staten Island September 11th Memorial Sculpture -


May 21, 2011 – This is the 911 memorial located in Staten Island, NY near the Staten Island Ferry terminal. The memorial points in the direction of the fallen World Trade Center and is titled “Postcards.” The Staten Island community of New York City suffered a loss of over 270 people on September 11th, 2001. Over $2 million dollars was allocated for the construction of this September 11 memorial on for the borough of Staten Island.

The artist who designed the memorial, Masayuki Sono, had his entry selected from out of almost 200 other submissions made by artists from NYC and around the USA. The design of the 9/11 memorial features two thin structures resembling postcards which from a distance appear to be two outstretched wings or a flower in bloom. To honor the individuals who lost their lives on 911, Masayuki’s design incorporates a 9”x11” granite plaque for each person lost. Each plaque bears the victim’s birth date and place of work on September 11, 2001 and is shaped like their profile in silhouette.

The Staten Island 9/11 Memorial is located on Staten Island’s North Shore Waterfront Esplanade right next to the Staten Island Ferry Terminal and the Richmond County Ballpark in the St. George area of the borough. The site provides beautiful views of New York Harbor, Lower Manhattan and the Statue of Liberty. It’s a beautiful location for a memorial to Staten Islanders lost during the terrorist attacks in New York City on September 11, 2001.

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