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The Greatest Gesture You’ve Never Heard Of (9/11 Memorial)

10 May 2009 by: Justin Gareau 2 Comments

Teardrop

There are all kinds of rumors of memorials, buildings, statues, etc, planned for what happened on september 11th 2001. They thought of rebuilding replica’s of the twin towers, just one building that served as a memorial, and many others I’m sure We’ve never heard because the projects have never seen the light of day. What we (or at least I) didn’t know is that one statue was built, and given to the United States as a “monument to the struggle against world terrorism” and “september 11th” memorial.

struggle

This statue/building was unveiled september 11 2006 and is in direct line with the statue of liberty. It is a gift from the people of Russia and president Vladimir Putin and it is called the “tear drop”. It stands over 100 feet tall and weighs 175 tons, it’s weight meant that it had to be transported separately and build on site, and so they did just that, transporting all 6 pieces or sections then installing it. The names of the victims are inscribed at the bottom just like the vietnam war memorial.

names

plaque

I just wonder why this hasn’t had more publicity…

Tear drop

The great artist behind this masterpiece is Zurab Tsereteli.

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  • Alex St-Amour said:

    very nice, if I ever go to New-York this is one of my stops.

  • Gaye Olson said:

    Does anyone know who I can contact at the Russian Embassy to express my appreciation for this amazing gift?

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