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Tribute in Light diciembre 4, 2009

Posted by christian saucedo in Other projects.

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Tribute In Light will shine from Dusk to Dawn to honor all those who lost their lives on September 11, 2001 and to serve as a symbol of hope for the city of New York.

We congratulate the creative team for their vision and talent in creating this powerful and inspiring memorial. On the third year anniversary, it continues to make us pause, reflect, and remember. Our thanks to Governor Pataki, Mayor Bloomberg, the Lower Manhattan Development Corporation, Battery park City Authority, The Municipal Art Society, and all the public, corporate, and private sponsors for recognizing the artists and the tremendous impact and healing power of this important public artwork.

History of the Project

Conceived in the aftermath of the September 11th tragedies, Tribute in Light is a temporary artistic gesture bringing together the vision and talent of numerous individuals who, shortly after the attacks, independently envisioned two beams of light rising from downtown New York. Finding support for their ideas, they joined forces in the spirit of the rescue and recovery effort downtown. The creative team consists of architects John Bennett and Gustavo Bonevardi of PROUN Space Studio, artists Julian LaVerdiere and Paul Myoda, architect Richard Nash Gould, and lighting designer Paul Marantz. Production support was provided by two non-profit cultural institutions The Municipal Art Society and Creative Time, with the assistance of Battery Park City Authority.

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pictures from: flickr.com

This project was developed with the leadership of the following individuals:

Citizens Committee

Philip K. Howard, Chairman, Municipal Art Society Kent L. Barwick, Amanda Burden, Gordon J. Davis, Mary Fetchet (Voices of September 11th), Susan Freedman, Anthony Gardner (World Trade Center Family Group), Gail Gregg,Vartan Gregorian, Agnes Gund, Thomas Healy, Andrew Heiskell, Fred Hochberg, Monica Iken (September’s Mission), Robert Wood Johnson IV, Peter R. Kann, Bruce Ratner, David Rockefeller, Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr., Carl Weisbrod.

Resource: http://www.creativetime.org/programs/archive/2002/tribute/main.html


Artists Julian Laverdiere and Paul Myoda tell the Tribute in Light creation story: from an intimate project designed for the top of the World Trade Center to one of the most poignant and memorable public artworks in history.


The 4th Anniversary of the attacks on September 11, 2001 will be commemorated by The City of New York’s annual memorial presentation of Tribute in Light, this Sunday, from dusk to dawn.

Tribute in Light was conceived in the aftermath of the September 11th tragedies, as twin white beacons of light that would rise from Lower Manhattan. Designed as a gift for New York City and its public,Tribute in Light is a profound symbol of strength, hope and resilience, a reclamation of New York City skyline and identity, a tribute to rescue workers and a mnemonic for all those who lost their lives. Located adjacent to the World Trade Center site, Tribute in Light is an artistic gesture proposed to foster hope, unity, healing and comprehension of the mass devastation suffered on September 11th by New York City and the world at large.

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Tribute in Light was originally produced in 2002 by John Bennett and Gustavo Bonevardi of PROUN Space Studio, artists Julian LaVerdiere and Paul Myoda, architect Richard Nash Gould, and lighting designer Paul Marantz, in association with Creative Time and the Municipal Art Society. In 2003, the producers of the initial Tribute in Light, were honored that The City of New York continues to present the temporary light memorial to commemorate the anniversary of September 11, 2001.

Resource: http://www.creativetime.org/programs/archive/2005/Tribute/Tribute2005.html


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