New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - November 20, 2003, New Braunfels, Texas
Thursday, November 20, 2003 — Herald-Zeitung — Page 5AWTC memorial finalists chosen Crime Stoppers
Eight unique entries will compete for shrine design
By Amy Westfoldt
Associated Press Writer
NEW YORK — Eight competing designs for a memorial to the nearly 3,000 victims of Sept. ll — including reflecting pools, walls of names and a tomb for the unidentified—were unveiled Wednesday as the rebuilding of the World Trade Center entered a delicate new phase.
A 13-member panel chose the eight finalists from a record 5,201 proposals for commemorating the 2001* terrorist attacks in New York, Washington and Pennsylvania, as well as the 1993 trade center bombing. The panel will settle on a final design by the end of the year.
The designs include gardens, maple trees, soaring light beams and private areas for relatives of the dead. One envisions a blue light projected upward from a resting place for the unidentified remains of trade center victims.
“We really now are at the point that gives the families hope,” said Monica Iken, whose husband, Michael, was killed at the trade center. She said each design “brings you into a space that says this is a sacred, spiritual, peaceful place of reflection where we're going to honor and remember.”
But deciding on a final memorial is certain to create friction and hurt feelings.
The Lower Manhattan Development Corp., the agency overseeing the competition, had issued guidelines that say all proposals should recognize the towers’ footprints and preserve a wall that is the only remnant of
WORLD TRADE CENTER SITE
Passages of Light
by G. Baurmann, S. Brooks and J. Coersmeier An open-air structure with a glass walkway overhead includes thousands of lights that illuminate engraved names of the victims. The rescuers’ names are listed separately.
Votlves in Suspension
by N. Lee and M. Lewis Two sanctuaries under the footprints contain votive lights suspended over large reflecting pools; each light represents a victim. There is a burial space located at bedrock for unidentified remains.
Eight finalists for the design of the World Trade Center memorial were unveiled Wednesday. All the designs include the names of the victims from all the attack sites on Sept. 11,2001 and from the 1993 World Trade Center bombing. The final design will be decided by the end of the year.
Thousands of Ideas for the sits
by B. Strawn and K. Sierralta A memorial in the north footprint contains a private area for families at the bedrock and represents victims with light portals in a pool of water. The south footprint is planted with trees as a memorial to the community.
Garden of Lights
by P. David, S. Cornel and J. Kmetovic A three-level memorial features a garden, a private area for the victims’ families and public memorial rooms. The expanse of the footprints will have individual altars and lights for each victim.
Position of the World Trade Center towers
13,683 registered to enter a design
8 finalists were chosen
5,201 submissions were received
Inversion of Light
by T. Sasaki
A street-level landscaped park with a circular skylight that projects a blue light straight up from the location of the unidentified victims’ remains. The victims’ names are grouped as civilian or noncivilian.
by J. Karadin and H.-Y. Wu
A large pool covers the area and contains two raised memorial gardens at the footprints, which are supported by a column for each victim. A bridge connects the gardens.
by M. Arad
Pine trees and a paved stone field lead to reflective pools in the footprints 30 feet below street level. The victims’ names surround the pools in a random order. There is no access to the bedrock.
by B. Campbell and M. Neumann
The south footprint contains a garden; the north footprint contains a memorial structure with a water staircase and the unidentified remains of the victims. It allows access to the slurry wall and bedrock.
SOURCE: Lower Manhattan Development Corp
the original complex. It also said that all victims need to be recognized, and that some should not be made to seem more important than others.
However, some firefighters and their families have been pushing to have the fallen
rescue workers honored together and to have an inscription describing their sacrifice. Rosaleen Tallon, whose brother, firefighter Sean Tallon was killed, said Wednesday her family would remove his name from the
memorial if he could not be listed with his colleagues.
But many firefighters said they were encouraged to find at least three designs proposed listing rescue workers’ names together. Other entries proposed alphabetical listings.
to fight arsonists with public signs
By Ron Maloney
Comal County Crime Stoppers has joined the city and county fire marshals in a new effort to make things a little hotter for local arsonists.
Crime Stoppers handles tips from the public for local law enforcement. If a tip results in an arrest and indictment, the person who provides the information is paid up to $1,000 — without ever giving his or her name to the authorities.
Crime Stoppers and the Comal County and New Braunfels fire marshals have printed up metal signs that will be placed at the site of arson fires inviting the public to call in tips.
Comal County Fire Marshal Un Manford got the idea from a program in Hays County.
“I saw a similar sign up in San Marcos, and brought their sign down to Tim Kolbe,” Manford said. “He said he thought Crime Stoppers could help with it.”
. Kolbe, who co-chairs Comal County-New Braunfels Crime Stoppers, got approval from President Teresa Nitschke and approached Jerry Baese, owner of The Sign Connection in New Braunfels.
“Jerry gave us a great price, which enabled us to purchase eight of the signs," Kolbe said.
“Mr. Baese wanted to help out in any way possible, and he’s offered to help us produce any more signs we need,” Nitschke said. “We haven’t been able to use these yet, and hopefully it’ll be a while before we do.”
Earlier this year, New Braunfels had the most expensive fire in its history when some
one set a fire that destroyed the TemTEX warehouse off Engel Road.
“Crime Stoppers tips we’ve received on previous fires have been very beneficial,” said New Braunfels Fire Marshal Darren Brinkkoeter. “This is an added tool to get the word out that Crime Stoppers does pay rewards for people who give information."
Manford said Crime Stoppers is a valuable tool.
“We've had luck in three different arson cases where Crime Stoppers provided an important lead for us,” Manford said.
"A lot of people may see a house that’s burned and not know it’s arson. This way, if they see the sign and saw something they might not have realized was suspicious, they can call us,” he said.
Nitschke said the standard Crime Stoppers conditions apply.
The information must lead to the arrest and indictment of the person or persons who committed the arson.
Crime Stoppers also offers a sign that can be mounted on roadways in Comal County in the same manner Neighborhood Watch signs are posted. They can be placed in public areas, schools, storefronts and shopping center parking lots.
The signs provide an incentive for citizens to be watchful for criminal activity, and warns a would-be criminal that someone may be watching.
Anyone wishing to purchase the 18-by-24-inch sign can call the Crime Stoppers Tip Line at 830-620-TIPS or 800-640-8422.
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