Current Progress

Updated April 23, 2015

 
Visitor Center - Interior image showing a skylights and a metallic silver drop ceiling with lighting

Visitor Center Complex construction.  Interior of Visitor Center

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Visitor Center Complex
Updated 4/23/2015
The Visitor Center Complex will consist of the Visitor Center, Flight Path Walkway, and Learning Center.

  • Visitor Center - Exterior work - Finer detail elements in progress
    Interior work - Drop ceiling and information desk installation in progress
    Interior flooring - Installed
    Main wall concrete pours - Complete
  • Flight Path Walkway - Overlook deck construction- In progress
    Installation of pavers - In progress
  • Learning Center - Interior work - In progress
  • Parking Area - Grading, laying down base layers, and sidewalk pours - Complete
  • Projected dedication/opening - Late 2015
 
 
Grass seeding at the Wetlnads Bridge

Wetlands Bridge with all trusses in place

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Wetlands Bridge
Updated 11/3/2014
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:

  • Grass seeding around abutments - Initial seeding complete
  • Installation of railings on abutments - Complete
  • Installation of benches - Complete
  • Placement of trusses - Complete
 
 
Volunteers planting a tree for Plant-a-Tree 2014

Volunteers planting trees - April 2014

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Reforestation
Updated 4/23/2015
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 - 19,500 seedlings planted on 30 acres
  • 2015 - 22,000 seedlings planted on 32 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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