Current Progress

Visitor Center Complex is Complete and Now Open
Updated September 10, 2015

 
Building entrance - tall gray concrete walls , black metals, and glass
Visitor Center Complex.  The black paved path is the Flight Path Walkway.  To the right is the Learning Center and the Visitor Center is located between the tall concrete walls.

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Visitor Center Complex
Updated 9/10/2015
The Visitor Center Complex consists of the Visitor Center, Flight Path Walkway, and Learning Center.

  • Visitor Center - Complete and open
  • Flight Path Walkway - Complete and open
  • Learning Center - Complete and open
  • Dedication/opening - September 10, 2015
 
 
Grass seeding at the Wetlnads Bridge
Wetlands Bridge with all trusses in place

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Wetlands Bridge
Complete and open
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
 

Positioning a Truss

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We took delivery of the first of the trusses for the Wetlands Bridge on Wednesday June 18 and the contractor put them in place Wednesday-Thursday.  Watch a short clip of one of the trusses being positioned on piers.

 
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
  • Learn More
 
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 showing the location of memorial elements and the location of the different tree planting efforts
Map of the memorial showing the location of completed features, current progress, and future elements.

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Last updated: September 11, 2015

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P.O. Box 911
Shanksville, PA 15560

Phone:

(814) 893-6322

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