25 May 2009

The Pentagon Memorial

The 9-11 Memorial at the Pentagon is open 24/7 which makes dusk an interesting time for a visit.
Regrettably, the last lines of Witold Rybczynski's Slate piece on the memorial rang very true. Some of trees are already failing and a few light bulbs were temporarily out. Hopefully these can be addressed, because this is an important memorial at an important place.

1 comment:

M said...

I have not visited this site, but both in the symbolism of the objects and in their physical placement it seems that sitting on the victim’s individual sculptures might be an unnatural and odd act for a visitor. These 'bench' objects seem uncomfortably split between their preciousness and their pedestrian-ness. (Their form however, relating to torn up earth seems rich.)