9/11 Memorial - Danbury, CT
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member chrissyml
N 41° 23.400 W 073° 26.880
18T E 629755 N 4583214
Quick Description: Danbury's 9/11 memorial
Location: Connecticut, United States
Date Posted: 2/22/2022 3:52:24 AM
Waymark Code: WM15T8J
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member wayfrog
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Long Description:
"The 9/11 Memorial Committee began their task by selecting a world-renowned glass artist to design a sculpture for Danbury. Henry Richardson of Lenox, Massachusetts met with the Committee several times and presented samples of his work. A glass tower design similar to his sculpture owned by the DeCordova Museum & Sculpture Park in Massachusetts was selected for the Danbury 9/11 Memorial. DeCordova’s curators commented, “Henry Richardson uses glass to explore geometric shapes that he creates with careful attention to surface and color, sculpting glass in the manner in which most artists chisel stone. Unlike stone sculptors, however, he simultaneously works the material in a reductive and additive manner, layering the glass while chipping it away to create texture. This smooth/rough texture refracts light, adding tactile and visual interest.

The Danbury 9/11 Memorial, located on the south island of Elmwood Park on Main Street, is a twelve-foot tower of glass mounted on a pentagon of Connecticut granite. All Connecticut victims' names are etched into one panel of the tower. Danbury residents' names are highlighted at eye-level. The glass tower will be lighted from dusk to dawn."

source: (visit link)
Date of Dedication: 9/11/2004

Name of organization that built the memorial: City of Danbury

Private or Public Monument?: Government

Text on the memorial:
A list of names of the Connecticut citizens killed in the attack is inside. However, due to it being etched on glass and enclosed in glass, this list is impossible to clearly photograph. (See an attempt in the gallery!)


Physical address of memorial:
Main Street
Danbury, CT USA


Website for more information: [Web Link]

Additional coordinates: Not Listed

Visit Instructions:
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