This architectural animation reveals the finished 9/11 Memorial and Museum, as well as the new World Trade Center, shining in golden afternoon light. The aerial perspective flies over the Manhattan skyline and the five skyscrapers that will surround the memorial. Two reflecting pools fill the footprints of the Twin Towers, surrounded by a sustainable forest of trees grown within a 500-mile radius of the site. The names of people killed in the attacks in 2001 and 1993 will be stencil-cut into the bronze walls surrounding the pools, so that light will shine through at night.
The master plan for the site was designed by Daniel Libeskind, and the memorial was designed by architect Michael Arad in collaboration with landscape architecture firm Peter Walker and Partners. One World Trade Center, the tallest skyscraper on the site, was designed by David Childs, and will become the tallest building in the U.S.
For more information about the 9/11 Memorial, visit http://www.911memorial.org/.