Liberty State Park: Empty Sky 9-11 Remembrance


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Empty Sky is New Jersey’s State Memorial to its victims of the September 11th attacks. It is in Liberty State Park on the waterfront, directly across from the World Trade Center in lower Manhattan. If you stand in the center of the western end, the empty sky framed by the walls of the memorial are where the Twin Towers once stood.


The walls are meant to symbolize the towers laying on their sides and are inscribed with the names of New Jersey’s 746 victims. The memorial was completed and dedicated on the eve of the tenth anniversary of 9-11.


I have visited this place many times since April of 2014. These photos are from a trip made about a year ago. Though the park, with its ferry to Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty, is usually busy, the memorial tends to be a place a quiet reflection.


May the departed rest in peace and may their children go on to make the world a better place.


Location: 1 Audrey Zapp Dr, Jersey City, NJ 07305

Designation: State Memorial

Date designation declared: 9/10/2011

Date of my visit: 10/23/2019