The following is one proposal for reinstating the
WTC facades within the selected WTC Memorial design known as Reflecting
Absence. Salvaged facades would surround the North Tower footprint
and new facades would enclose the South Tower footprint. (Not enough
facade material was salvaged to enclose both footprints, and some
replica facade will be needed to supplement the salvaged sections.)
The juxtaposition between silvery new facade and the charred remains
of the original facade will be dramatic.
(above) will look like an ordinary park at
There will be no visible evidence that
two of the tallest
in the world once occupied the site.
The same view of Reflecting Absence
- with reconstructed South Tower Facade.
without facades Reflecting Absence