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This memorial that -- opening on the tenth anniversary is.
Design in a way that's different than any other memorial that's ever been -- in the world and essentially.
What underpins the design is the notion that.
Relationships between the victims are reflected on the memorial itself so best friends.
Beyoncé is people that work together on a trading -- for years relationships that reflected how people interact in life.
Can show up and -- show up on this memorial.
Basically the memorial has all 2982.
Victims of the 9/11 attacks in February 26 1993.
And the general groupings on the memorial is where you were when you die that day so for example everybody who worked in the north tower.
At the World Trade Center is grouped around the north pool.
Within that grouping and -- looked at where did these individuals work.
All the 658.
Employees and -- FitzGerald all their names are also now grouped together because they worked together.
And we're really a family together.
And we took one actually step instead.
Went out to every next to Q&A key to the victims and -- Asked them if there was a request where they wanted their loved ones name to be next to somebody else on the memorial which is -- meaningful adjacency request.
We had over 12100 requests from family members from next to him.
And we are able to meet all of those requests which.
Give the layer of meaning to this memorial that again is different than what it's been out there before.
When families come on the tenth anniversary and for the first time see your name of a loved one their loved one they're gonna see.
Permanently its location next to someone that they requested to be next to.
For example and -- so many heart rending heartbreaking stories that are involved in this arrangement.
As an example.
Spacey Lee Sanders and Richard -- Ross.
There -- a woman Abigail Ross whose father with Richard Roth and Abigail best friend with Stacy Sanders.
Richard Roth was on flight eleven.
On that day which -- horse into the north tower her best friend was in the north tower working at Marsh & McLennan.
And both of them were obviously killed on that day and that's just one example of the many layers of meaning behind the 12100.
Adjacency request that we -- able to accommodate we think it's gonna add a layer of meaning to this that is going to be important for the families.
And overtime important for the public.
We are committed to working with family members to collect these stories of why the adjacency requests were made and throughout multi platform application through the web.
Those stories will be collected and they'll be able to be shared with the general public.
And ultimately it's a reminder that those people.
The victims that died that day -- no different than us they simply got in the morning and they went to work and they have full lives behind them.
We think this memorial arrangements.
At -- very good job of reflecting the individuals who died that day.
What happened on that day happened for these people in an -- their lives where many of them ended people were injured it happened in seconds.
Since then there's been so many people that I've been working very hard to create a memorial that.
Provides peace to the families and also can inspire the public and the rest of the world.
The fact is is that the inscription the permanent.
In sizing of the names into this memorial is a milestone in this process that.
It's culminating all that work for us and today we are letting each of those families now each of and that's -- -- no.
Where there -- the names are going to be permanently.
So that when they come here on the tenth anniversary.
They know where to go on this memorial for this final step above all the years all the challenges that I've gone by to have reached the point where we have.
Finality about the arrangement to have banality with the names here on the site where these events took place -- we saw the worst of humanity.
But we also saw the best of humanity when people came together to help one another this is permanence.
And I think for the families an important step and we sent out letters today that that describes.
What the arrangement is and the fact that each of the 12100 plus a -- -- -- -- -- They're going to be able to go on -- the web site in advance of coming here for the opening it to see.
The arrangement itself and actually where they're at their names of their loved ones -- place so for -- -- have been working on this forever if that's an important step but something that we've been.
Aspiring worked for a long time and we feel.
We feel that I think and when I hope is that this show that the amount of care that so many of people -- put -- to honor those that died that day.
The whole notion of this is that it's a constellation it's a web of names that reflect relationships.
There are people like -- -- -- narrow.
Was next of Canterbury had six adjacency requests she worked at Marsh & McLennan the people around here is -- machine worked with him he was friends went.
Her -- that can request -- all those names around.
And therefore by having this web of names.
And not stacked in neat -- were able to reflect.
The relationships that really -- building and supported each of these individual people and all those names requests were meant.
-- -- monthan air and that's again an example that is seen all across this memorial.
That it's not just the name next year could be the name of Bob you've -- named below you the name around you.
And that's why in this communication to families may go on the web site.
At 9/11 memorial dot org they will be able to see.
Not only that their loved ones name -- have the click on a button.
And the -- this even meaningful relationships.
That they requested that surround their loved ones name it is an important.
This memorial is.
It is a multi layered experience where you can understand.
-- But these individuals as individuals and it underlies the central message 1 of the central messages of this project -- The people that -- that -- made up the fabric of this country there are no different they are who we are they simply got up in the morning.
And they went to work that day that when you come here and you see the names and you understand the relationship that's the first layer of meaning.
In the museum and on the web site as we invite family to continue to tell us the stories about their loved ones.
We have the ability to share that with the public.
And to understand that they were -- we -- which I think is that really important message and -- world that has so much uncertainty.
The unfairness of what happened on that day.
It's something that -- children grow up in this country.
They need to understand the responsibilities about.
Living in America the freedoms that we hold dear to -- the folks that die that day.
Paid the ultimate price and it was unfair but they -- who we are and communicating those relationships.
Their work history.
There's an exhibition that will be in the museum specifically focused on the individuals that will go into the lives.
Of these folks that work with information donated by family members wedding -- the oral history is remembering the lives and celebrating the lives lost.
It goes to this underlying meaning.
These are the individuals that we're just like us and we want to communicate that to the public at large.
This notion of providing additional information is a touchstone.
For so much about this project.
And yes there were challenges over the years and determining what is the exact right way to organize the names around this memorial some.
Groups and some people expressed the desire to have the names of companies on this memorial someone at the floor where the individuals.
Perished on that day someone in the ranks them the first responders to be listed.
On the memorial someone in the ages.
And our message is that.
The design that is put in place which is driven by the.
That existed between those who died is the central organizing principle and that all that and other information which is you who these people -- We do need to make it accessible and we will make it accessible.
But that the final arrangements as planned is driven by the requests from family members to have their loved ones next to each other.
And I will say that you know first responders.
Organized a little differently than the rest of the memorial they are within their own group -- regardless of where they died that day.
And we do list there there units in their latter company's.
In recognition that they played a different role on that day they went into the buildings in service of this country really.
And without regard to.
Race economic class political stripe religion they went to go save their fellow man and died heroically doing so and I think this memorial reflects that as well.
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