the Memorial should be quiet in reverence, yet powerful in form,
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 choose 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 dedicated on September 10, 2011. The Visitor Center opened to the public on September 10, 2015. Work continues on the remaining features.