The Empty Sky
The official New Jersey September 11 memorial to the state’s victims of the September 11 attacks on the United States
Two 30-foot-high rectangular towers stretch 208 feet, 10 inches long — the exact width of the World Trade Center towers, the proportion of the walls a symbolic representation of the buildings as if they were lying on their sides. The 749 victims’ names from the State of New Jersey face one another on the interior elevations of the twin brushed stainless steel walls. A granite passage is oriented to face the site where the twin towers stood.
A few yards from a walkway leading to the memorial are two rusted steel beams that were once part of the imposing towers of the World Trade Center that dominated the Manhattan skyline.
Mark Rosenberg was a young man in his 20’s that lived in my town.