9/11 Memorial, New York

On September 11, 2001, attacks were made to the World Trade Center buildings in New York City. Now, 10 years later, the 9/11 Memorial is open to the public to commemorate the lives that were lost during that destructive day.

PWP Landscape Architecture
, lead by Peter Walker, took on the project to help construct the 9/11 Memorial. They state that their “design process combines knowledge of history and tradition with fluency in contemporary landscape debate.” Watch the multiple views and close-ups of the design.

Peter Walker

Peter Walker is a native Californian who attended the University of California, Berkeley and received his Bachelors of Science in Landscape Architecture in 1955. He obtained his masters in the same field at Harvard University Graduate School of Design in 1957. One of his major influences was his Harvard professor, Hideo Sasaki, whose projects are internationally known. Before graduating, Walker worked for Sasaki and they both formed Sasaki Walker Associates in 1974. After many years of partnership, they separated and Walker formed Peter Walker and Partners, now commonly known as PWP Landscape Architecture in 1983. One of PWP’s most recent completed projects was the national 9/11 Memorial. The memorial incorporates two giant voids that represent the absence of the Twin Towers with forestry surroundings.

To find information about visiting, go to http://www.911memorial.org/

To find out more about the landscape designs by PWP Landscape Architecture, go to http://www.pwpla.com/national-911-memorial