Design and Construction Updates
Timeless in simplicity and beauty, like its landscape, both stark and serene,
the Memorial should be quiet in reverence, yet powerful in form,
a place both solemn and uplifting.
Paul Murdoch, Architect
Flight 93 National Memorial has come a long way since Congress
authorized its development in 2002. An international competition was
conducted to chose the design for the permanent memorial and over
1,000 entries were submitted. The work of Paul Murdoch Architects and Nelson Byrd Woltz Landscape Architects was selected after a two stage competition. That design is now taking shape. The first features of the memorial were dedicatedon September 10, 2011. Work continues on the remaining features.
National Park Service
Construction is ongoing and major progress continues on various features including the Visitor Center Complex, the 40 Memorial Groves, and the reforestation effort. Check on current progress.
On September 10, 2011 the first features of the memorial were completed and dedicated. These include the new entrance, new roads, and the Memorial Plaza at the crash. Explore these features.
bioLinia and Paul Murdoch Architects
Planning and fundraising to complete the memorial is also ongoing. Features that are in the basic planning stages include the Tower and the Return Road. Learn about future plans.
Did You Know?
The Flight 93 National Memorial design was selected from over 1,000 entries from 48 states and 27 countries in an international design competition.