A living monument grows to fill the void left by the events of September 11, 2001.
We are only beginning to understand the historical significance of what happened on September 11. Most immediately, both New Yorkers and others have experienced a sudden loss of lives and the loss of part of Manhattan. We have subsequently experienced two wars and a shattered sense of security that continues to this day.
Our reflections on what happened on this site will evolve in the years to come. The memorial will grow physically, filling out the space over time, as our understanding of the 2001 events grow as well.