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We were forever changed by the events of September 11, 2001. Our thoughts and our prayers will always be with the heroes who perished that fateful day and their families.

To honor these courageous men and women, a New Jersey September 11th Memorial will be constructed at Liberty State Park in Jersey City, New Jersey, directly across the Hudson River from "Ground Zero" in Lower Manhattan. As Governor, I am inviting you to consider submitting a concept for the design of this important project.

The New Jersey September 11th Memorial will be a lasting symbol of our resolve to honor those who died by rising above the evil that claimed their lives. The massive attack, which claimed the lives of 700 New Jerseyans, was intended to break our spirit. It has not done that. It has made us more determined and more resolved.

As Governor, I encourage designers, architects, artists, and any other interested individuals to submit a concept design for the memorial. The deadline is April 30, 2004. A professional jury consisting of distinguished design professionals will evaluate each submission as part of a first stage review and will nominate a group of finalists for a second stage proposal submission. Families and Survivors Council members will then select the winning design from the field of second stage submissions. The winning design will be announced in June 2004.

Thank you for your support of this most important endeavor. With your dedication and commitment, the New Jersey September 11th Memorial will be a most fitting and appropriate site for contemplation and remembrance.

With all good wishes,


Link to Governor McGreevey Launches Search for World-Class 9-11 Memorial Design Concept News Release

Information for Applicants graphic
On June 30, 2004 Governor James E. McGreevey announced the selection of the winning design for the New Jersey
9-11-01 Memorial Design Competition. Frederic Schwartz' "Empty Sky" was selected by a unanimous vote of the Families and Survivors Memorial Committee. Thanks to everyone who participated in this amazing competition.
"The New Jersey 9-11-01 Memorial Design Competition received 320 qualified proposals on April 30, 2004. Many thanks to everyone who participated in this important endeavor. You have contributed to a significant moment in New Jersey's history and we appreciate your time, energy, and artistic dedication. All Proposers were notified in writing of their standing in regards to Stage 2. Thank you."
Important Appeal Notice
Memorial Design Request for Proposal (PDF 13,583K)
Memorial Tree Grove Site Plan
Map of Memorial Site (PDF 149K)
Appendix B - Jurors
Q and A HTML PDF (272K)

The State of New Jersey intends to set aside an area of the northeast end of Liberty State Park for a memorial to the New Jersey citizens who lost their lives in the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. Proposers are challenged to design a memorial that will communicate the course of events that day, capture the personal and societal feelings of loss, and celebrate the strength of character and resolve those events evoked from all freedom-loving people, in a dignified and respectful way.

This is a national, open, two-stage design competition, the purpose of which is to select a Memorial Park design. The deadline for submission of proposals is April 30, 2004, at 3 p.m. However, registration closes April 1, 2004.

Proposers may register online or by mailing the registration form in the Request for Proposal.

December 15, 2003 - Online Registration Begins
February - April 2004 - Mandatory Site Orientation Meetings
* April 1, 2004 - Registration Closes
March 19, 2004 - Written Questions Deadline 3:00 p.m.
April 5, 2004 - Written Questions Answered & Posted Online
April 30, 2004 - Stage One Proposal Submission Deadline 3:00 p.m.
Liberty State Park
New Jersey Arts Council
New Jersey Family Assistance Center
Family & Survivor Tax Relief Information
Grove of Remembrance: A Living Memorial

Donations for the Memorial Fund can be sent to
NJ Family Advocacy Management Inc.
630 Bangs Avenue, Asbury Park, NJ 07712

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