John Giannotti’s seven-pillar circular “Victims of Terrorism Memorial,” was dedicated on September 11 2002 at Cooper River Parkway in Pennsauken. Commissioned by the Camden County Freeholders, it is a memorial to victims of terrorist attacks.
It also acknowledges other acts of terrorism including:
April 18, 1983 - US embassy in Beirut, Lebanon
October 23, 1983 - US Marine barracks in Beirut, Lebanon
December 21, 1988 - Pan Am 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland
February 26, 1993 - World Trade Center, New York
April 19, 1995 - Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
August 7, 1998 - US embassies in Kenya and Tanzania
October 12, 2000 - USS Cole in Gulf of Yemen
September 11, 2001 - WTC, Pentagon and Shanksville, PA
It lies along the banks of the Cooper River with a few dozen or so other memorials and tributes to various wars, pictures and events. Cooper River Park (346.55 acres) runs through Pennsauken, Cherry Hill, Collingswood and Haddon Township. The park is bounded by North and South Park Drives, Route 130 and Grove Street. The address is 7000 N Park Dr.
The memorial is very hard to describe. It is a an open-air circular, concrete structure with evenly spaced, rectangular opening, like empty doorways for access from every angle imaginable. I took a lot of pictures to give it the full description it deserves.
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"John Giannotti, an award winning New Jersey painter and sculptor, served in the art department at Rutgers University for thirty-three years. His detailed realistic works are displayed all over the state but have also been exhibited in Italy, Australia, Japan, Venezuela, and Switzerland. Giannotti's public art can be observed at Rutgers University, Cooper Hospital, Harleigh Cemetery, the New Jersey State Aquarium, the Camden waterfront, various Camden County parks, and the Lakeland Fire Training Center in Blackwood. The artist designed several unique New Jersey playgrounds in Camden, Willingboro, Mount Holly, and Atlantic City. Giannotti is perhaps most acclaimed for his monumental bronze sculptures, including a 15-foot statue of New Jersey's state dinosaur [waymarked by yours truly], the Hadrosaurus Foulkii, located in Haddonfield, his home town."
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