September 11, 2001 Memorial

This is my design for a fictional September 11, 2001 Memorial. The project was proposed in 2010 as an inward-facing midrise building located a few blocks away from the site of the massacre in New York. The massing of the memorial is formed with cubes of varying sizes that represent different but equally important individuals. Indexing a rapid erasure with the absence of a defined corner, individual modules form a unified whole as a cohesive unit. This memorial recognizes the coming together of a nation after a crisis of unimaginable magnitude; expressed through an architectural manifestation of hope and defiance.