Overland Park, Kansas
Working with members of the Overland Park Fire Department, a concept- featuring a recovered steel beam from the World Trade Center and incorporating sunlight, water elements and other natural materials – was developed to reverently depict the horrific events of the moning of September 11, 2001. Educational panels depict the journeys of the four planes brought down on 9/11. Each journey follows along the celestial path created as the sun travels through the morning hours of 9/11. A beam of light, cast through the standing artifact, travels along the panels. The exact time of each plane’s impact is marked on the path with a medallion. The haunting images from that day of- people running away from clouds of debris and covered in the remains of the collapsed towers, tears eroding channels on their cheeks- is symbolized by water flowing over a wall of eroded metal with the simple inscription of 09.11.2001. A flag quietly flies above the memorial, which is sited at the entrance to the City of Overland Park’s Fire Training Facility.
Civic, Public Safety, Recreation