A 9/11 Memorial was installed on the east side of the Schuylkill river, just south of the Chestnut St. bridge. This memorial 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 Port Authority of PA and NJ gave the Schuylkill River Development Corporation and Philadelphia Parks & Recreation a piece of steel from the World Trade Center to create the 9/11 Memorial on Schuylkill Banks. The project was completed in August of 2012.
The 9/11 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.