I was not going to write anything about 9-11 today, mostly because every one is, and like me, many of you are probably feeling in 9-11 information overload. That said, I received an email from a friend this afternoon who reminded me about the memorial we have here in downtown Lafayette. It just so happen that I wasn’t far from it so I decided to go and take a picture.
These are beams that were salvaged from the World Trade Center standing tall and oriented like the original towers were in New York. The base is pentagonal in shape and includes limestone masonry salvaged from the Pentagon (it is also oriented like the actual Pentagon). On each tower are plaques with the times there were struck and the times they fell. In the base is also the time the Pentagon was struck. The beams are 13 1/2 feet tall and both the beams and the pentagonal base are at a 1/100th scale of the original structures.
If you want to see it, it is located in the corner of Parc Sans Souci in Downtown Lafayette at the intersection of Congress and Polk Street.