The 9/11 memorial on Schuylkill Banks honors all of the victims and heroes of the attacks on September 11, 2001, including those Philadelphians who perished in the World Trade Center on that tragic day. The memorial was designed by Wells Appel Landscape Architects, led by the late Stu Appel, and features the steel crashing down on a reflective granite base, pointing towards ground zero. The design symbolizes the chaos of the World Trade Center collapse; the sky's reflection in the granite offers a sense of hope and healing. The names of three Philadelphians who lost their lives in the attacks on the World Trade Center are inscribed in granite blocks around the base of the memorial. It was dedicated on September 11, 2012 by Mayor Nutter, Deputy Mayor DiBerardinis, Fire Commissioner Ayers, Police Deputy Commissioner Bethel, Councilman Johnson and others.
The 9/11 Memorial is temporarily covered with a wooden structure to protect it during Chestnut Street Bridge construction. We are sorry for the inconvenience.
For up-to-date information about the status of the Chestnut Street Bridge rehabilitation project and its impact on Schuylkill Banks amenities and destinations, like the 9/11 Memorial, please visit chestnutstreetbridges.com/project-information.