Work Begins Slowly At Tribute Park
|Now that the city’s Arts Commission has approved the corrected plans for Tribute Park, the long-awaited memorial to those Rockaway residents who died at the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001, work has resumed slowly at the Beach 116 Street and Beach Channel Drive site. The Firefighter’s Monument that was at the northern portion of the site along with the flagpole, has been moved forward to the southern portion of the site. The glass cupola that was scheduled to be in the center of the site will now be at the northern end, along with a new floor. A source close to the construction of the new site told The Wave that the park would not be ready for its opening prior to the anniversary of the WTC attack. Pictured, the site from Beach Channel Drive. The distinctive Firefighter’s helmet marks the top of the firefighter’s monument.
Tall grass still marks the memorial site, which was slated to open in September. A number of changes need to be made to the electrical and water infrastructure due to mandates from the city’s Parks Commission. Photos by Miriam Rosenberg.
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