Tower" is constructed of 3024 stainless steel figures - all
interconnecting together to form a 175-foot tower. It is a building made
As visitors approach the tower they
will first have the opportunity to read from the Circular Wall of Names
while simultaneously looking inwards to the shear number and density of
these symbolic figures all rising up together to create a life-affirming
structure that reaches towards the heavens.
Passing through the Circular Wall of Names to approach
the "People Tower", visitors will begin to hear the sound of a human
heartbeat emanating from high up and deep within the center of the
tower. This is the Heartbeat of Humanity. It is this sound that connects
us all together and reminds us that we are all the same. As they gaze
into the structural labyrinth of male and female figures and listen to
the deep, resonating sound of the human heartbeat coming from within, it
will be natural for visitors to lay their hands upon these symbolic
figures in remembrance and prayer.
As the title suggests, the "People Tower" honors those
who lost their lives in the 9/11 tragedies as well as the previous
attack on the World Trade Center. For it is not the destruction of steel
and glass buildings that we mourn, it is the innocent human lives that
we wish to remember and to celebrate.