Tonawanda News


March 12, 2014

memorial moving


Tonawanda News — Dale Marshall, city engineer, has worked with Mistriner and Carroll on changes to the design that initially included a water feature. However, he said, the difficulty of maintaining that feature and allowing those visiting the memorial to gain an up close look at the section of the Twin Towers, ultimately led to the amendment. 

The steel piece of the towers will sit atop one piece of solid granite 18-inches high and about six feet in diameter, formed in the shape of the Pentagon. It will also include two five-foot images of the Twin Towers etched from smoked glass. Lighting also will be added. 

“We’re going to have a high-end monument,” Marshall said. 

The monument will be erected on the northeast section of the park along Payne Avenue, joining another 9/11 memorial inside City Hall. Ortt said he would like to see it completed in time for a September tribute on the 13th anniversary of the attacks. 

“That’s my goal,” he said. “We’re in the home stretch.” 

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