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9/11 Memorial of Maryland

9/11 Memorial of Maryland

9/11 Memorial of Maryland

Dedicated on September 11, 2011, the 9/11 Memorial of Maryland at Baltimore's World Trade Center honors the extraordinary heroism, commitment and sacrifice of Maryland’s 9/11 victims, rescuers, first responders and their families.  The Memorial provides a special place of contemplation and a site to remember and reflect upon the events of September 11, 2001. 

About the Memorial

The Memorial's focal point is an artifact from the Twin Towers, selected by a delegation of members of the Maryland Commission on Public Art, the Maryland Port Administration and the Maryland State Arts Council. The 22-foot-long steel artifact, consisting of three twisted and torn amalgamated steel columns, is the centerpiece of the Memorial. Three limestone artifacts from the Pentagon and a large black granite monoliths representing those lost in the Shanksville, PA crash are featured in the Memorial’s design.

Additional artifacts from the Twin Towers and the Pentagon, along with items from the Flight 93 National Memorial in Shanksville, Pennsylvania a part of the Memorial's accompanying exhibit at the Top of the World Observation Level on the 27th floor of the World Trade Center. The Memorial is administered by the Maryland State Arts Council, an agency of the Department of Business & Economic Development, and was funded by public and private donations and services in-kind.

Visiting the Memorial

The 9/11 Memorial of Maryland is located on the plaza between Pratt Street and the World Trade Center at 401 East Pratt Street in Baltimore. All are invited to visit the Memorial, which is outdoors and accessible for public viewing. More information is available by phone at call 410-837-VIEW.

The Memorial's accompanying exhibit at the Top of the World Observation Level on the 27th Floor of the World Trade Center features additional information about the Maryland victims, along with artifacts from the Twin Towers and the Pentagon, and items from the Flight 93 National Memorial in Shanksville, Pennsylvania.

Visiting the Top of the World Exhibit

The Top of the World Exhibit is located at the 27th Floor of Baltimore's World Trade Center at 401 E. Pratt Street. Information on hours, parking and cost

Memorial Design

After a national search, the Baltimore architecture firm Ziger/Snead was selected to lead the 9/11 Memorial of Maryland design. Other projects by Ziger/Snead include the internationally acclaimed Brown Center at the Maryland Institute College of Art (with Charles Brickbauer); the Living Classrooms Foundation on Baltimore’s waterfront; and the Maryland Historical Society’s Gallery in Baltimore.

As head of the design team, Ziger/Snead worked with landscape architects Mahan Rykiel Associates, engineering firms Robert Silman Associates (structural) and WR&A (electrical), lighting specialist Brandston Partnership, graphic designers Pentagram, and laser scanning and digital modeling firm Direct DimensionsWhiting Turner provided cost estimates and construction services.

More about the 9/11 Memorial of Maryland.

9/11 Memorial of Maryland Advisory Committee
 

Executive Committee  Committee Members

RAND GRIFFIN, CHAIR, Former CEO, Corporate Office Properties Trust (COPT); Member, Maryland Commission on Public Art

ARLISSA ANDERSON, Senior Project Analyst, BDC Inner Harbor Coordinating Committee

C. ANDREW AMMERMAN, Senior Executive Advisor to the Board of Directors, Pentagon Memorial Fund

LT. KRISTOFER BAUMGARTNER, Maryland National Guard

BARBARA BOZZUTO, Chair, Board of Directors, St. Agnes Hospital; former Member, Maryland Commission on Public Art

KEVIN CARTWRIGHT, Baltimore City Fire Department

HANNAH BYRON, Assistant Secretary, Maryland Division of Tourism, Film and the Arts

ROBERT CHERRY, President, Baltimore City Fraternal Order of Police

ALEX CASTRO, Owner/Architect, Castro/Arts, LLC; Member, Maryland Commission on Public Art

KIRBY FOWLER, President, Downtown Partnership of Baltimore

THERESA COLVIN, Executive Director, Maryland State Arts Council

STEPHAN FUGATE, President, Local 964, Baltimore Fire Officers Local No. 964

LEIF DORMSJO, Chief of Staff, Office of the Secretary, Maryland Department of Transportation

BGEN MIKE HAYES, Director, Department of Commerce

BILL GILMORE, Executive Director, Baltimore Office of Promotion and the Arts

ABIGAIL HOFFMAN, Councilor, Maryland State Arts Council

E. SCOTT JOHNSON, Principal, Ober/Kaler Law Firm

EDWARD HOPKINS, Maryland Emergency Management Agency

CATHERINE LEGGETT, Senior Vice President, ICMA-RC; Chair, Maryland Commission on Public Art

MATTHEW JOHNSON, Baltimore City Police Department

MARY ANN MEARS, Artist/Sculptor

DEBORAH KIELTY, President and Executive Director, World Trade Center Institute

MALINDA SMALL, Councilor, Maryland State Arts Council

ANDREW LAULAND, Governor’s Homeland Security Advisor

 

LT. ROBERT MALONEY, Director, Baltimore Office of Emergency Management

 

DOUGLAS MATZKE, Director of Engineering, Maryland Port Authority

 

MICHAEL MILLER, Director of Maritime Commercial Management, Maryland Port Authority

 

DAVID RYER, Director, Department of Economic and Business Development

 

CHRISTOPHER SCHARDT, General Manager, General Growth Properties

 

LAURIE SCHWARTZ, Executive Director, Waterfront Partnership

 

KATHY SHER, Deputy Executive Director of External Affairs, National Aquarium

 

ROBERT SLEDGESKI, President, Local 734, Baltimore City Police

 

NEISHA TAYLOR, Special Projects Manager, Pentagon Memorial Fund

 

IRENE VAN SANT, Project Analyst Director, BDC Inner Harbor Coordinating Committee