Boston's Logan Airport dedicates 9/11 memorial
September 11, 2008
On Sept. 9, Logan International Airport officially opened and dedicated a $3.5 million memorial honoring those who perished on 9/11, specifically the 147 victims of American Flight 11 and United Flight 175, both of which took off from Boston.
At the entry, you choose one of two winding paths, both of which culminate at a large glass cube. The cube itself is simple, understated, made of greenish glass and bright steel. Within the cube are two tall, rectangular plaques—reminiscent of the twin towers—made from smoky green glass, each of which lists the victims and departure time of one of the two flights. Above, square pieces of glass are strung along wires like paper lanterns, creating an ethereal false ceiling of sky and glass meant to evoke falling shards of debris at Ground Zero, according to a Sept. 11 SmarterTravel.com report.