22 Of The Most Powerful 9/11 Monuments Around The World

#1. “Since 9/11” at the Queen Elizabeth II Olympic Park in London, England.


Former London Mayor Boris Johnson unveiled the sculpture by U.S. artist Miya Ando entitled “Since 9/11”, which uses steel taken from the World Trade Center. The piece was commissioned by a UK-based charity to help educate Londoners about the attack on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon.

#2. “Postcards” in Staten Island, New York.


On the inner wall of one of the two “wings” comprising Masayuki Sono’s “Postcards” monument, flowers are placed next to the names of victims of the WTC attacks. The memorial honors the lives of 274 Staten Island residents who died in the attack.

#3. “Memory and Light” in Padua, Italy.


The “Memory and Light” monument was designed by Daniel Libeskind, the architect who created the master plan for reconstructing at ground zero. Italy marked the fourth anniversary of the 9/11 attacks with a new glass and steel memorial that incorporates a twisted steel beam from the World Trade Center.

#4. “Empty Sky Memorial” in Jersey City, New Jersey.


The concrete and steel “Empty Sky Memorial” was designed by architect Jessica Jamroz and pays tribute to the 746 citizens of New Jersey who lost their lives.

#5. The 9/11 Memorial at the Los Angeles Fire Department Frank Hotchkin Memorial Training Center in Los Angeles, California.


Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti (left) and Los Angeles Fire Department Chief Ralph Terrazas ring a bell at a memorial ceremony marking the 13th anniversary of the September 11th terror attacks next to the World Trade Center Memorial at the Los Angeles Fire Department Frank Hotchkin Memorial Training Center in Los Angeles.

#6. FDNY Memorial Wall at firehouse Engine 10 Company 10 in New York City.


A firefighter looks at the mural on the outside firehouse Engine 10 Company 10, next to the World Trade Center in New York. The 56-foot bronze mural honors the 343 New York firefighters who were killed in the terrorist attacks.

#7. “Tribute in Light” in New York City.


“Tribute in Light” is an ephemeral light sculpture consisted of 88 searchlights placed at near the World Trade Center, projecting two beams of light that echo what was once the Twin Towers

#8. “Valor, Commitment, Dedication” in Grapevine, Texas.


New York firefighter Stephen Humenesky views the monument honoring the firefighters who lost their lives during a 9/11 remembrance ceremony in Grapevine, Texas. Humenesky, who worked on Engine 301 and was at Ground Zero that day, is now retired and lives in the area. He says he pays his respects here since he cannot make it back to New York.

#9. The Boston Logan International Airport 9/11 Memorial.


Inscribed on two large panes of glass outside of Logan International Airport are the names of those killed on United Airlines Flight 175 and American Airlines Flight 11.

#10. The 9/11 Living Memorial Plaza in Ramot, Jerusalem.


This monument measures 30 feet and has been partly forged with recovered steel from the Twin Towers. Inscribed on the surrounding plaques are the names of those killed in the attacks.

#11. The 9/11 Memorial at the Public Garden in Boston, Massachusetts.


A woman pauses at the 9/11 Memorial at the Public Garden in Boston to honor victims on September 11th, 2014. The two planes hijacked by the terrorists and deliberately crashed into the World Trade Center towers had departed from Logan International Airport in Boston, Massachusetts.

#12. The September 11 Memorial Garden in London, England.


The September 11 Memorial Garden in London was created in 2003 and is inscribed with the words, “Grief is the price we pay for love.”