Posts Tagged ‘WTC’

Article about 9/11 Memorial in Designlife magazine

Friday, February 28th, 2014

“It’s rare that one gets to work on a piece with such weighty emotional impact, so I was very interested from the start,” Satow explains. “I also knew that it was a risky project in many ways. So many people were deeply affected by the events that day. I knew I had to create something that would honor not only the memories of those lost, but also do justice to the emotions of the people that live on in the shadow of that day.”

Full article is here.

9/11 memorial

9/11 Memorial: press

Wednesday, September 14th, 2011

The 9/11 Memorial I created got a good bit of press, here’s a round-up of a few of the sites covering the sculpture:

Los Angeles Times (LA Times)

Colossal (art/design blog)

DesignBoom (design blog) (art/design) blog

Complex (culture blog)

Buzzaurus (culture blog)

Pasadena Star News

CBS (9/11 Special)

Dedication of 9/11 Memorial, 9/11/2011

Sunday, September 11th, 2011

Dedication of 9/11 Memorial on 9/11/2011 in Rosemead, CA

LA Times article

Lowering the WTC I-beam into place on the 9/11 Memorial Sculpture

Thursday, August 11th, 2011

The second hand is complete, and that means we can lower the WTC I-beam into place on this sculpture now. Here is a time-lapse video of that process: first craning the 500-pound I-beam into the hands, then welding it directly to the hand sculptures for a permanent attachment.

LA Times article


Thursday, July 28th, 2011

Now that’s some shiny public art! Just got the first of the two hand sculptures back from electropolishing, and it’s looking good with all the surfaces and welds all shined up to a nearly mirror finish! Love how it reflects the surrounding environment.

LA Times article

9-11 memorial hand sculpture, polished

Moving the 9/11 Memorial hand sculpture

Saturday, July 2nd, 2011

Thought this view of the hand being moved around in the shop looked interesting, and decided to share it:

LA Times article

flying hand sculpture

Work on the 9/11 Memorial continues…

Tuesday, June 28th, 2011

Work continues on the 9/11 Memorial sculpture. This public art is requiring a massive investment of labor, each of the nearly 3000 parts requiring custom fitting to the overall shape. Below is a photo of the progress and a video showing one of the parts being fit.

LA Times article

9-11 memorial fabrication

9/11 Memorial Progression

Monday, June 6th, 2011

Work is continuing on the 9/11 Memorial sculpture. Lots and lots of parts for this public art…

LA Times article

9/11 Memorial: cutting the beam

Wednesday, May 11th, 2011

Currently we’re in the process of making a 9/11 Memorial Sculpture, and I have a section of an I-beam from the World Trade Center. It’s sobering to look at this thing and think about the fact that this was a strong, straight beam prior to the attacks of 9/11/2001. Part of the process of making this public sculpture involved turning the one length of beam into three: we have a fourteen-foot long section of I-beam, and need one ten-foot section for the sculpture itself, then two smaller sections that will be used for indoor displays about 9/11.

I made a short time-lapse video of the process mostly using a camera we recently set up in the studio to document the progress of sculpture projects. It’s less than two minutes long, but covers the entire process of cutting and slightly smoothing the raw edges (so they won’t cut anyone that touches the beam):

LA Times article

Beginning phases of 9/11 memorial sculpture

Thursday, March 31st, 2011

Some video showing the initial phases of a work of public art we’re making for a 9/11 memorial using a real beam from the World Trade Center:

LA Times article