9/11 History in Baltimore’s Inner Harbor

By Preservation Maryland

Dedicated on September 11, 2011, the 9/11 Memorial of Maryland at Baltimore’s World Trade Center honors the extraordinary heroism, commitment and sacrifice of Maryland’s 9/11 victims, rescuers, first responders and their families.

Located at the base of the I.M. Pei-designed World Trade Center in Baltimore’s Inner Harbor, the Maryland 9/11 Memorial, which was dedicated on the 10th anniversary of the terrorist attacks, stands as a stark and vivid reminder of one of our nation’s darkest days.

9/11 Memorial of Maryland in Baltimore. Photo from Ziger/Snead Architects.

According to the Maryland State Art Council, “The Memorial’s focal point is an artifact from the Twin Towers, selected by a delegation of members of the Maryland Commission on Public Art, the Maryland Port Administration and the Maryland State Arts Council. The 22-foot-long steel artifact, consisting of three twisted and torn amalgamated steel columns, is the centerpiece of the Memorial.

After a national search, the Baltimore architecture firm Ziger/Snead was selected to lead the 9/11 Memorial of Maryland design.


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