Flight 93 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 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.
Long black walkway and tall gray walls
Flight Path Walkway to Visitor Center

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Visitor Center

On September 10, 2015, The Visitor Center Complex was dedicated. The reforestation effort continues. Check on current progress.

Wall of Names
Walkway to Wall of Names

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Memorial Plaza

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.

Tower of Voices

bioLinia and Paul Murdoch Architects

Tower of Voices

On September 9, 2018, the Tower of Voices was dedicated. Eight Chimes are currently installed with the remaining 32 to arrive later this year.

Last updated: September 7, 2018

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