Boston Memorial Marks Ill-Fated Planes' Departure
A new Sept. 11 memorial has opened at Logan airport in Boston to mark the place where the two hijacked planes that brought down New York's twin towers took off. The $3.5 million memorial offers an oasis of calm in the midst of the airport's bustle.
At the center of nearly 3 acres of rolling green hills, with scores of newly planted trees, sits a two-story glass cube. On top, hanging glass shards are meant to evoke a sense of a fractured sky. Inside, the names of all of the passengers and crew are etched into huge glass plates.
Architect Keith Moskow says the long, winding path to the memorial represents the path toward healing.
"When you enter within, with the screening of the glass, it becomes an inward- and upward-looking place. So you put aside the outside so it becomes more of a chapel, in a sense," Moskow says.
Seven years after Sept. 11, Caroline Ogonowski says she can finally think about her father, American Airlines pilot John Ogonowski, in terms of happy memories and not just his tragic death.
"It's just not an inanimate object sitting there, but you can go see how it changes and comes back and is alive again every spring," she says. "And its about growth and life."
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