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To the Struggle Against World Terrorism is a 10–story sculpture by Zurab Tsereteli that was given to the United States as an official gift of the Russian government as a memorial to the victims of the September 11 attacks in 2001 and the 1993 World Trade Center bombing. It stands at the end of the former Military Ocean Terminal in Bayonne, New Jersey. Groundbreaking was done on September 16, 2005, in a ceremony attended by Russian President Vladimir Putin, and was dedicated on September 11, 2006, in a ceremony attended by former U.S. President Bill Clinton.DesignThe sculpture is composed of a 100ft bronze-clad tower split with a jagged opening in the middle in which hangs a large nickel-surfaced teardrop, 40ft high. The eleven sides of the monument's base bear granite name plates, on which are etched the names of those who died in the September 11 attacks and the 1993 World Trade Center bombing. However, like some other 9/11 memorials, the dedication was based on an outdated compilation and contains about forty people who were removed from later victim listings.Tsereteli did not disclose the cost of the sculpture except to say that he paid for labor and materials. A lawyer for the sculptor released the cost at about $12 million. Tsereteli said metals for the sculpture were obtained "From a military factory that did airplanes. In Dzerzhinsk. A secret city."It was initially given to the local government of Jersey City, but was rejected. It was then relocated to its present placement in Bayonne. In August 2010 the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey announced it had plans to build a container facility on the location and the monument would most likely have to be moved. However, these plans have not been confirmed by the Port Authority. Robert "Captain Bob" Terzi, a Bayonne taxi driver started an online petition to prevent the relocation. Put Tear Drop Memorial on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Bayonne online itinerary planner.
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The memorial is a true work of art. Listed on metal tablets on the base are the names of all those who perished on 9-11. Good view of Manhattan and Verranzano Bridges, also a glimpse of the Statue of.... more
The memorial is a true work of art. Listed on metal tablets on the base are the names of all those who perished on 9-11. Good view of Manhattan and Verranzano Bridges, also a glimpse of the Statue of.... more »
Tucked away at the end of the cruise ship pier is this 9/11 monument presented to the U.S. by the Russian people. It is tall and imposing. This is a quiet location and there is a feeling of a...
Tucked away at the end of the cruise ship pier is this 9/11 monument presented to the U.S. by the Russian people. It is tall and imposing. This is a quiet location and there is a feeling of a... more »
The view is so good. But there is not too much activities to do there. It is good for taking photos of the memorial
The view is so good. But there is not too much activities to do there. It is good for taking photos of the memorial more »
Nice quiet place to enjoy water views and also you can see downtown new york skyline from here. The memorial is a beautiful peice of art. Plenty of parking here.
This memorial was nothing more than amazing!!! I was not expecting the memorial to be this big. It was breath-taking! We had a good time just hanging out by the water, look at the NYC view.
A tricky place to find but beyond worth it if people make the effort. It's a 9/11 memorial located at the end of the cruise or ferry terminal at Bayonne in New Jersey. Its just beautiful and were so glad we made the effort. Yo can get there by taking the Path railway one so to New Jersey then the light railway to 34th Street. A walk or short Uber - $8.92- will get to to the memorial.
We went here at about 6pm on a summer evening. This place is very peaceful and has a neat and well maintained park. It signifies what it is meant for. The drive that leads to this place also has a nice view by the water from where you can see the National Lighthouse Museum(light house in Staten Island,NY). It has a half mile paved road where you can walk.
This has great views of NYC skyline and Brooklyn. It is right next to the Port Liberty Cruise terminal.
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