The Day in Photos
 Top Story
 News Video/Audio
 
 On Assignment
 Post Photographers
 Emerging Voices
 
 Photos From:
   Politics
   Entertainment
   Nation
   World
   Metro
   Business
   Sports
   Style
   Visitors Guide
   Travel
   Education
   Home & Garden
   Health
   Live Discussions
 
 FAQs
 Tools & Resources
 Contact Us
 Related Links


Building the Pentagon Memorial
Wednesday, September 10, 2003; 1:00 PM

Efforts are underway to create a Pentagon memorial for the victims of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. At the future site of the memorial park, architects Julie Beckman, 30, and Keith Kasemen, 31, discuss their competition-winning design with washingtonpost.com reporter Christina Pino-Marina just two days before the second anniversary of the attacks.

Known as "Light Benches," the design includes 184 curved benches - one to honor each person that was killed when terrorist hijackers crashed American Airlines Flight 77 into the west fašade of the Pentagon. Victims' names will be engraved on the benches. Sunlight and artificial light will create reflections on pools of purified water and the aluminum undersides of each bench. The rows of benches will be surrounded by maple trees and sequenced by year of birth.

The Pentagon Memorial Foundation is trying to raise a total of $20 Million to build and maintain the memorial. Fundraising efforts have raised $310,000 so far.

Renderings of the Memorial: Courtesy of the Pentagon Memorial Web Site

Sept. 11, 2001 Photo Credit: Michael Lutzky/The Washington Post



Related Story

Full Coverage

News Video/Audio Archive


Email Link






washingtonpost.com video: Chet Rhodes / washingtonpost.com
Reporter: Christina Pino-Marina / washingtonpost.com

Problems? Try this direct link.
Don't See a Player?
Get the Free Plug-In