Pentagon 9/11 Memorial – Design Competition

To memorialize an act of terror is the antithesis of our Nation’s response. Rebuilding the pentagon and moving on with life could have been an appropriate memorial in itself. Lives lost and lives forever changed forced the Nation to respond in a way that must be memorialized. This design honors the National response while reflecting on the personal tragedies of loss.

A single poetic sculpture that openly listens and speaks to our values. A unified Nation, with resilience not fragility, with patience not temper, and with strength and conviction to heal and grow with a National purpose are symbolized.

Celebrating the rebuilding of the Pentagon and our Nation, the angled masts join together like the fingers of two hands uniting. As they come together, they create a framed view of the reconstructed pentagon, a symbol of our Nation’s resilience.