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Pennsylvania landowners around the September 11, 2001, crash site of Flight 93 have reached an agreement with the federal government allowing construction of a permanent memorial there, the government announced Monday.U.S. Interior Secretary Ken Salazar said the National Park Service has "reached agreements with all the landowners needed" to establish the permanent memorial for the 40 people killed in the terrorist hijacking nearly eight years ago.
Salazar said the government will pay the landowners approximately $9.5 million.
One of several airliners hijacked on September 11, 2001, by
Originally posted by americandingbat
I just want to drop off some interesting links:
Here's a pdf download of the plans for the memorial:
Here's the website for the project:
Flight93 National Memorial
One thing I didn't realize looking at the pictures here and at Atlas Shrugs is that it's actually an almost-complete circle of trees, and the red coloration is because they've chosen to use fall foliage colors in the brochure.
•Traditionally, an avenue is a straight road with a line of trees or large shrubs running along each side, which is used, as its French source venir ("to come") indicates, to emphasize the "coming to," or arrival at a landscape or architectural feature. ...
•a general term for a walk bordered by trees or clipped hedges in a garden or park. In the French formal garden, the allées constitute the framework and are its most important features. ...
•a linear arrangement of trees, usually lining a street, canal or other feature