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Fresh Kills: Forum on 9/11 Recovery Area and West Mound

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The City of New York invites victims’ families and friends, the rescue workers of the World Trade Center attacks, and concerned residents and citizens to participate in a public meeting to discuss the 9/11 recovery area, located on the West Mound, and the planning of Fresh Kills Park on Tuesday, August 10, 7:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m., at Trinity Church, Broadway at Wall Street.

New York City, through the Department of City Planning and with the help of the Municipal Art Society, is undertaking a master plan for the former landfill at Fresh Kills, Staten Island. The goal of the master plan is to guide the transformation of this 2,200-acre site, a portion of which served as the materials recovery area after 9/11, into parkland.

In an effort to recognize the WTC recovery area and the events of 9/11 at Fresh Kills, the master planning team, in consultation with members of 9/11 families and constituents, has developed proposals for a 9/11 monument to the rescue workers and appropriate treatment of the materials recovery area.

Update – From the official:

“West Park (545 acres, max. elev. 200 ft.) hosts the site’s largest mound, with the West Shore Expressway to the east and the Arthur Kill to the west. An enormous earthwork monument is envisioned atop the mound in remembrance of the September 11 recovery effort that occurred in this location. Set on a vast hilltop wildflower meadow, the earthwork would be open to the sky and offer spectacular 360–degree views of the region, including a direct line of sight to lower Manhattan.”