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September 11, 2001 Living Memorial Grove

 
 
September 11, 2001 Living Memorial Grove Marker image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, June 4, 2020
1. September 11, 2001 Living Memorial Grove Marker
Inscription.  
This grove of flowering trees is a living memorial dedicated to the tragic events of Sept. 11, 2001. It is a passive space for quiet contemplations.

This is one of the five Living Memorial Groves, one in each borough, with clear views of downtown Manhattan where the twin towers once stood. The viewshed parks were important community gathering places on Sept. 11.

All of the groves here that flower with white blossoms in early spring. The Manhattan grove is composed of trees transplanted from the plaza areas around the World Trade Center that were badly damaged but survived. The trees planted in these groves will provide a lasting reminder of a terrible event, while also creating a lasting reminder of a terrible event, while also creating a gathering space for remembrance and healing.

For more information or to volunteer to care for this space, please call 311.

NYC Parks
US Forest Service
 
Erected by NYC Parks, US Forest Service.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: DisastersParks & Recreational Areas.
 
Location.
September 11, 2001 Living Memorial Grove image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, June 4, 2020
2. September 11, 2001 Living Memorial Grove
At the Compass Rose overlook. The World Trade Center is arrowed.
40° 36.506′ N, 74° 3.487′ W. Marker is in Staten Island, New York, in Richmond County. Marker can be reached from Von Briesen Park. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Staten Island NY 10305, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Arthur Von Briesen Park (approx. 0.2 miles away); Battery Catlin (approx. 0.2 miles away); Torpedo Wharf (approx. 0.2 miles away); Father Capodanno Memorial (approx. ¼ mile away); Torpedo Building (approx. ¼ mile away); Fort Wadsworth (approx. ¼ mile away); Battery Weed (approx. 0.3 miles away); Defending New York Harbor (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Staten Island.
 
Also see . . .  September 11 Memorials in NYC Parks. Official NYC Parks descriptions. (Submitted on August 2, 2020, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.) 
 
Inset image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, June 4, 2020
3. Inset
The five memorial grove locations.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 21, 2020. It was originally submitted on August 2, 2020, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. This page has been viewed 46 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 2, 2020, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.
 
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Mar. 5, 2021