The "Tribute in Light" memorial is in remembrance of the events of 9/11/2001, in honor of those who lost their lives in the World Trade Center attacks. The two towers of light are composed of two banks of high wattage spotlights that point straight up from a lot next to Ground Zero. The Tribute in Light memorial was first held in 3/2002. This photo was taken from Liberty State Park, NJ on 9/11/2006, the five year anniversary of 9/11. USAF photo by Denise Gould.
We wish to express our sincere sympathies for all of the victims of September 11, 2001, now ten years ago. The tragedy of that day still resounds throughout the United States, and we still bear the wound. Yet, let us not forget, today, the people who lost their lives, responded with bravery, and have sealed forever in their memory first-hand accounts of those painful events.
Where the twin towers once stood are two pools,”Reflecting Absence,” designed by Daniel Libeskind.
Along the outer perimeters of the waterfall are the names of the nearly 3,000 women, men, and children killed on site during the attacks of 9/11/2001. It also includes persons who died aboard United Airlines Flight 93 and aboard American Airlines Flight 77.
A nighttime view of one of the “Reflecting Absence” pools.
The Freedom Tower, still under construction, will light up in red, white, and blue in remembrance, alongside the reflecting pools, constructing a new skyline.