National September 11 Memorial and Museum at the World Trade Center
||New York, NY
||Handel Architects, LLP (Design) Davis Brody Bond LLP (AOR)
||The National September 11 Memorial & Museum at the World Trade Center Foundation, Inc
||Cultural & Entertainment
In honor and remembrance of the February 26, 1993 bombing and September 11, 2001 attacks at the World Trade Center, the Pentagon, and Pennsylvania, the new Memorial and Museum is a tribute to nearly 3,000 lives that were taken. Vidaris performed the controlled inspection services for the exterior wall systems at the Museum. The Museum is below grade which will provide a view of the wall and the foundations of the original twin towers. Vidaris monitored the exterior wall mock-ups, in-shop fabrication of the wall and glass, and conducted on-site monitoring of the exterior wall work to ensure it was built to match the approved drawings and specifications. Vidaris also performed the roofing and waterproofing consulting and monitoring services for the Memorial and the Plaza. The design is one of the most sustainable, green plazas ever built, with nearly 400 trees covering a 4.5-acre open plaza, with two Memorial fountain pools marking the footprints of the absent twin towers. Each pool is approximately one acre, clad in a charcoal-gray granite and is one of the largest human-engineered waterfalls in the United States.