September 7 2011

A Look Behind the Construction Fences: 9/11 Memorial of Maryland Nears Completion

As the days count down to the 10th anniversary, September 11, 2011, the construction of the memorial designed by Ziger/Snead comes down to the finishing touches. Here's a remarkable look behind the fences at the three month construction process. The dedication by Governor O'Malley will take place Sunday, September 11, 2011 at 3pm.

The deceptively simple design requires extreme precision both to support the immense weight of the base and steel artifact as well as to ensure the shadow cast by the building cross the memorial as intended.

Video timelapse of the building shadow moving across the memorial.

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