Example: [Collected via e-mail, March 2009]
This is the "TEAR DROP" made and installed by the Russians to honor those who died in
Gift from the people of Russia......."Monument to the struggle against world terrorism, artist Zurab Tesereteii"
....it is an impressive memorial and statement against terrorism.
The walkway is made of stones.
Names of the persons killed on
Origins: The monument displayed in the above photographs, officially entitled "To the Struggle Against World Terrorism" (but also known as "The Memorial at Harbor View Park" or the "Tear Drop Memorial"), was dedicated at the northeast corner of Bayonne Peninsula in
The monument was the work of Russian artist Zurab Tsereteli, whose inspiration was described thusly in a brochure about the monument:
Bayonne was a fitting location; the city was an arrival point for many New York City evacuees on 9/11, a staging area for rescuers, and offered a direct view of the Statue of Liberty and the former World Trade Center towers.
A gift from Tsereteli and the Russian people, the memorial is made of steel sheathed in bronze. Standing
Last updated: 15 July 2015
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