It was a tremendous honor for Towers|Golde to be selected to create a place for the people of Connecticut, and most specifically the bereaved families of the state, to come together to remember, reflect, and heal.
Towers|Golde was asked to create a “place”, not a monument - a place that would draw upon the solace offered by the timelessness of sea and sky and would invoke the power of trees to symbolize life and renewal. Trees are thus used as the major element, but the incorporation of the views off-site is the distinguishing character of T|G’s design. The gathering/seating space in the memorial marker are at the core of the site orienting views toward the site of the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center, once visible from the Sherwood Island point. This focus on absence symbolizes the emotional search and longing, of both the families and the greater community of the State, for those victims lost, not only in New York, but in all of the tragic events of 9-11.