“This metal remnant was taken from the remains of the Twin Towers that imploded in the September 11, 2001 disaster. It was sent over to Israel by the City of New York to be incorporated into this memorial. This metal piece, like the entire monument is a manifestation of the special relationship between New York and Jerusalem and an expression of gratitude to Keren Kayemeth – Jewish National Fund whose initiative and the generous contribution of its supporters made this monument possible.” (engraving on the monument)
“We deliberated over the best site for this memorial, finally choosing Arazim Park, one of a string of parks within a huge metropolitan park encircling Jerusalem, serving as a Green lung for Jerusalem and comprising forests, springs, fruit orchards, ancient mountain terraces and many attractions. The park will reflect the past, present and future of the Eternal City and will be visible from the Tel Aviv-Jerusalem highway, so that whoever goes up to Jerusalem will be reminded of the innocent victims of that murderous attack and will find hope in the vision of the prophet Isaiah that ‘nation will not raise sword against nation, neither will they make any more war.'” (from dedication speech)
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