Tribute in Light
Tribute In Light will shine from Dusk to Dawn to honor all those who lost their lives on September 11, 2001 and to serve as a symbol of hope for the city of New York.

We congratulate the creative team for their vision and talent in creating this powerful and inspiring memorial. On the third year anniversary, it continues to make us pause, reflect, and remember. Our thanks to Governor Pataki, Mayor Bloomberg, the Lower Manhattan Development Corporation, Battery park City Authority, The Municipal Art Society, and all the public, corporate, and private sponsors for recognizing the artists and the tremendous impact and healing power of this important public artwork.

History of the Project

Conceived in the aftermath of the September 11th tragedies, Tribute in Light is a temporary artistic gesture bringing together the vision and talent of numerous individuals who, shortly after the attacks, independently envisioned two beams of light rising from downtown New York. Finding support for their ideas, they joined forces in the spirit of the rescue and recovery effort downtown. The creative team consists of architects John Bennett and Gustavo Bonevardi of PROUN Space Studio, artists Julian LaVerdiere and Paul Myoda, architect Richard Nash Gould, and lighting designer Paul Marantz. Production support was provided by two non-profit cultural institutions The Municipal Art Society and Creative Time, with the assistance of Battery Park City Authority.

This project was developed with the leadership of the following individuals:
Citizens Committee
Philip K. Howard, Chairman, Municipal Art Society Kent L. Barwick, Amanda Burden, Gordon J. Davis, Mary Fetchet (Voices of September 11th), Susan Freedman, Anthony Gardner (World Trade Center Family Group), Gail Gregg,Vartan Gregorian, Agnes Gund, Thomas Healy, Andrew Heiskell, Fred Hochberg, Monica Iken (September’s Mission), Robert Wood Johnson IV, Peter R. Kann, Bruce Ratner, David Rockefeller, Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr., Carl Weisbrod

Copyright 2001 -2003 Creative Time, Inc.

Tribute in Light

A tribute to the memory of those lost & a symbol of the spirit of the great City of New York.

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George E. Pataki,
Governor of the State of New York

Michael R. Bloomberg,
Mayor of the City of New York

John C. Whitehead,
Chairman, Lower Manhattan Development Corporation

Kevin Rampe
President, Lower Manhattan Development Corporation

Timothy S. Carey President & CEO, Battery Park City Authority