The 9/11 Memorial of Maryland will honor the extraordinary heroism, commitment and sacrifice of Maryland’s 9/11 victims, rescuers, first responders and their families. It will provide a special place of contemplation, a site to remember and to reflect upon the events of September 11, 2001, and it will pay special tribute to the 67 Marylanders who lost their lives that day.
The 9/11 Memorial of Maryland will be located on the plaza between Pratt Street and the World Trade Center at 401 East Pratt Street in Baltimore in a fitting reminder of the lost World Trade Center Towers of New York.
The Memorial’s focal point is a striking artifact from the Twin Towers, requested by Governor Martin O’Malley and selected by a delegation of members of the Maryland Commission of Public Art, the Maryland Port Administration and the Maryland State Arts Council. The 22-foot-long steel artifact, consisting of three twisted and torn amalgamated steel columns, is the centerpiece around which the Memorial will be created. Three limestone artifacts from the Pentagon site will also be incorporated into the Memorial design.
The 9/11 Memorial of Maryland will also include an exhibit within the Top of the World observation level on the 27th floor of the World Trade Center in Baltimore, featuring additional artifacts from the Twin Towers, the Pentagon and items from the Flight 93 National Memorial in Shanksville, Pennsylvania.
The Memorial will be funded by public and private donations of funds and services, and will be administered by the Maryland State Arts Council, an agency of the Department of Business & Economic Development (DBED). It will be completed in the summer of 2011, and dedicated on September 11, 2011 at 3:00 PM.
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