|The First Art Newspaper on the Net
||Established in 1996
|| Sunday, May 20, 2018
|Tangible Signs of Life to Arrive at 9/11 Memorial in New York|
This file image, an artist's rendering provided by the World Trade Center Memorial Foundation on March 13, 2006, shows an overhead view of the proposed World Trade Center memorial. Trees for the memorial are scheduled to arrive in lower Manhattan early on Saturday Aug. 29, 2010. Sixteen swamp white oaks are the first of nearly 400 trees arriving on Saturday to the former World Trade Center site where almost 3,000 people died. For about two days, crews will work round-the-clock planting them on the 8-acre memorial plaza that its designers envisioned as a peaceful, green space. AP Photo/World Trade Center Memorial Foundation, File.
By: Ula Ilnytzky, Associated Press Writer
NEW YORK (AP).- After nearly nine years, life is returning to ground zero in a tangible way.
Sixteen swamp white oaks arriving Saturday are the first of nearly 400 trees that will be planted at the World Trade Center site, where more than 2,700 people were killed when terrorists attacked the twin towers on Sept. 11, 2001.
The trees will dot a cobblestone plaza surrounding two huge pools built on the footprints of the destroyed towers.
"After all the tragedy, the idea of the first living component going back is emotionally significant to the rebuilding process," said Tom Cox, CEO of Environmental Design, the Houston company that has cared for the trees and is taking them to the trade center site.
Cultivated for four years at a nursery in Millstone, N.J., the 16 trees were to be loaded onto eight tractor-trailers at midnight Friday for the 35-mile trip to Manhattan. Cranes were to set them into place Saturday morning before crews plant them on the eight-acre memorial plaza.
Joe Daniels, president of the memorial foundation, called the trees' arrival "a big milestone ... after nine years of both recovery and construction."
Designers Peter Walker and Michael Arad envisioned a peaceful green space that would bring solace to visitors. Benches are an invitation to linger amid a walk along the cobblestone and stone pavers accented with plants.
The memorial plaza will essentially become a rooftop garden, built atop the deep chasm left by the destroyed towers. It will cover the museum commemorating the 2001 attacks, commuter train platforms and a parking garage that are being built as far as 70 feet below ground.
Cox's company has been irrigating and fertilizing the indigenous trees for four years at the 15-acre nursery, selected to allow the trees to acclimate to the "tough, windy and cold" environment in lower Manhattan," he said.
Cox was given strict criteria for selecting the trees, including that they be "soldier-like in appearance" and come from New York, Pennsylvania and Washington, D.C. the places where the attacks hit.
The swamp white oaks were also chosen for their durability and color, especially for their amber and golden brown hues in autumn, and as symbols of life and regeneration. The trees will soar to 60 to 80 feet high.
Once they are planted, an arborist will work full-time to prevent the construction site's daily dust and clutter from damaging the oaks.
"These trees are going into a Garden of Eden condition," said Cox.
An elaborate subterranean irrigation system, with individual tubes running to each tree, will water and fertilizer the grove. The trees' condition, soil moisture and temperature can be monitored remotely through sensors embedded into their root balls.
"Our expectations are we will have 100 percent survival of the trees," Cox said.
Associated Press writer Amy Westfeldt contributed to this report.
Copyright 2010 The Associated Press.
August 29, 2010
Large, Space-filling Installations by Italian Artist Monica Bonvicini Fill Kunsthalle Fridericianum
Kate Newby Presents First Institutional Solo Exhibition in Europe
Daniel Buren Creates an Impressive Mirror-Installation for "Synagoge Stommel
Norton Museum of Art to Exhibit Painting by Van Gogh on Loan from National Gallery
Hammer Museum Opens Tom Marioni's First One-Person Exhibition in Los Angeles
Cuban Artist Carlos Garaicoa Makes Amends at USFCAM Tampa
Exhibition at the Nasher Museum of Art Explores the Culture of Vinyl Records
Ostrale 010: International Exhibition of Contemporary Arts Opens in Dresden
Austin Museum of Art Present New Works by Okay Mountain Collective
Guernsey's Presents Two Unique Auctions Under One Roof at Park Avenue Armory
Cake Britain: The World's First-Ever Edible Art Exhibition
LE BAL: A New Venue for the Document-Image to Open in Paris
Top Street Artists to Star in New Urban Art Fair to be Held in London
Yoko Ono to Mark John Lennon's 70th Birthday in Iceland
Native American & Eskimo Works at Auction at Bonhams & Butterfields
Dallas Contemporary Announces Music Performance to be Held in October
Architectural Gems Languish on California Home Market
Even Under Renovation and Expansion, the Stedelijk Museum Opens a Major Exhibition
Anne Morgan's War: Rebuilding Devastated France, 1917-1924 Opens Next Week
Group Wants to Open Historic Albert Kahn Designed Ford Plant for Tours
Tangible Signs of Life to Arrive at 9/11 Memorial in New York
Tony Cragg in 4D: From Flux to Stability at the International Gallery of Modern Art in Venice
Exhibition Brings Together Beautiful, Playful, Whimsical, and Glowing Sculptural Artworks
The Kimbell Art Museum Presents "Fiery Pool: The Maya and the Mythic Sea"
Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg Presents Exhibition of American Impressionist Paintings
Local Couple Build Round House for Protection Against the Winds
Swann Galleries Presents "Scenes of the City: Prints, Drawings & Paintings of New York 1900 - 2000"
The Magnificent Cellar of Marcus D. Hiles to Be Offered at Sotheby's Hong Kong
Most Popular Last Seven Days
1.- Boy and an amateur archaeologist unearth legendary Danish king's trove in Germany
2.- Exhibition at The Met illustrates what visitors encountered at The palace of Versailles
3.- Philadelphia Museum of Art opens "Modern Times: American Art 1910-1950"
4.- Exhibition at Michael Hoppen Gallery presents a cross-section of works from Thomas Mailaender's career
5.- New York's Chelsea Hotel celebrity door auction raises $400,000
6.- Stevie Ray Vaughan's first guitar drives Entertainment & Music Memorabilia Auction to nearly $2.9 million
7.- Lichtenstein's Nude with Blue Hair tops $2.4 million sale of Modern & Contemporary Prints & Multiples
8.- $6.7 million Fancy Intense Blue Diamond sets auction record at Sotheby's New York
9.- Mexico court blocks sales of controversial Frida Kahlo Barbie doll
10.- Dutch museums to conduct new research on the paintings of Pieter de Hooch
Museums, Exhibits, Artists, Milestones, Digital Art, Architecture, Photography,
Photographers, Special Photos, Special Reports, Featured Stories, Auctions, Art Fairs,
Anecdotes, Art Quiz, Education, Mythology, 3D Images, Last Week, .
|Royalville Communications, Inc|
Tell a Friend
Dear User, please complete the form below in order to recommend the Artdaily newsletter to someone you know.
Please complete all fields marked *.