• Wall of Names, part of the Memorial Plaza at the crash site

    Flight 93

    National Memorial Pennsylvania

Current Progress

Updated July 7, 2014

 
Visitor Center construction July 2014

Concrete and rebar for the the walls of the Visitor Center.

National Park Service

Visitor Center Complex
Updated 7/7/2014
The Visitor Center Complex will consist of the Flight Path Walkway, Visitor Center, and Learning Center.

  • Visitor Center - concrete pours for foundations and walls - In Progress
  • Flight Path Walkway - Micro-pile foundation installation - In Progress
  • Learning Center - installation of framework for foundation slab - In Progress
  • Projected dedication/opening - Late 2015
 
Working on abutment 2 - July 2014

Strengthening abutment #2, located at the edge of the Memorial Groves

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Wetlands Bridge
Updated 7/7/2014
The bridge will allow visitors walking the Allée to cross the wetlands and then walk to the Memorial Plaza at the crash site. The bridge will provide opportunities for reflection and changing views of the wetlands habitat. Current progress includes:

  • Abutment #1 and #2 strengthening - In Progress
  • Piers - initial construction - Complete
 

 
Volunteers planting a tree for Plant-a-Tree 2014

Volunteers planting trees - April 2014

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Reforestation
Updated 5/5/2014
Plant a Tree at Flight 93, a multi-year, multi-partner efforts to reforest major portions of this former surface mine, has been a big success. Current progress includes:

  • Wide variety of species planted
  • Reintroduction of blight-resistant chestnut trees
  • 2012 - 13,000 seedlings planted on 20 acres
  • 2013 - 15,000 seedlings planted on 23 acres
  • 2014 - 20,000 seedlings planted on 30 acres
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Memorial Groves

Memorial Groves along the inner side of the Ring Road

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Memorial Groves
Updated 5/7/2014
The 40 Memorial Groves will sweep along the inside of the Ring Road from the Visitor Center Complex to the Memorial Plaza. Planting of the Groves is nearly complete. Major progress includes:

  • Planting groves 1- 40 - 99% Complete
  • Groves 1-24 - planted Spring 2012
  • Majority of Groves 25-40 - planted Fall 2012
  • Strong grass growth throughout Groves
 
Map of the memorial showing the location of completed features, current progress, and future elements.
Map of the memorial showing the location of completed features, current progress, and future elements.
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Did You Know?

Visitors at the Wall of Names

In 2012 over 317,900 people visited the Flight 93 National Memorial in rural southwestern Pennsylvania.