Ground Zero Memorial
The construction work for the Ground zero memorial along with the national museum started in August 2006 by the World Trade Center Memorial Foundation and the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey.
The World Trade Center Memorial is supposed to come up at the site where once used to be the Twin Towers of World Trade Center before the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001.
The agency which was looking after the construction work of WTC memorial, the World Trade Center Memorial Foundation was assigned a new name and it is now known as the National September 11 Memorial & Museum at the World Trade Center from 2007 onwards.
A competition was organized to select the design for the World Trade Center Site Memorial and its winner was an architect of Israeli-American decent Michael Arad. He worked for Handel Architects, which is a New York and San Francisco-based architectural firm. After the winner was declared, the winning architect worked with landscape architecture firm Peter Walker and Partners for developing a design which has forest of trees along with two water pools of square shape at the place where the Twin Towers once stood.
Ground zero memorial was planned as a part of immediate consequences of the attacks and destruction of the World Trade Center as a remembrance for both the sufferers and those involved in rescue. The National September 11 Memorial & Museum at the World Trade Center is a non-profit corporation with the aim of raising money and also responsible for the maintenance and operations of the Ground Zero Memorial and & Museum at the World Trade Center site.
The World trade center memorial is having a park along with two deep-set pools of water which are square in shape situated 30 feet below street level, and are served by the waterfalls along the walls. There are recessed squares in the middle of the pools into which the water flows. It is being said that these waterfalls would be the largest man made waterfalls in whole of the USA.