Laticrete Supports 9/11 Memorial

January 1, 2005
/ Print / Reprints /
/ Text Size+
NEW YORK, NY -- To commemorate those who lost their lives on 9/11, Nassau County has commissioned a memorial to be constructed in Eisenhower Park in New York.

The memorial -- created by STRIGA GA, a design collaborative based in Nassau County -- is one that embodies the sentiments and emotions of county residents, as well as the theme requested by the memorial committee: “A place to remember; a place to reflect.”

Laticrete International of Bethany, CT, has pledged to donate the tile and stone installation materials to ensure that the memorial lasts a lifetime. Installation materials include a slurry bond coat Laticrete® 4237 Latex Thin-Set Mortar Additive, Laticrete 211 Crete Filler Powder, Laticrete 3701 Mortar Admix, Laticrete 226 Thick Bed Mortar, Laticrete 9235 Waterproofing Membrane, Laticrete SpectraLOCK™ Grout and Laticrete Latasil Tile and Stone Sealants.

Project Architect Phil Gavosto chose the Laticrete system of products for this memorial for their strength and durability. “I have used Laticrete products for many years,” said Gavosto. “There are no other products I would trust for this memorial. There must be no leaks and no cracking.”

The Nassau County 9/11 Memorial Project carves out the designated space at Eisenhower Park. The central focus of the memorial is two interconnected polished aluminum towers that are constructed from aluminum struts that rise some 30-plus feet above the reflection pool. The interlocking towers will be semi-transparent depicting the moniker that has been a fixture of the New York City skyline.

The towers will be placed upon a raised base of polished Black Absolute granite, which also makes up the floor of the reflecting pool. The outside of the pool's vertical base sides and the seating area will be designed of red flamed treated granite. The pool will also contain a water feature of narrow vertical fountains to create a background of water sounds. All other walking surfaces in the memorial will be concrete.

The first feature of the memorial is a cast plaque briefly describing the events of the 9/11 story. The short narrative will conclude with a quote by President George W. Bush.

The next feature immediately noticeable is one of the two steel artifacts salvaged from the trade center affixed in the pavement surrounded by a starburst cobble configuration.

The reflecting pool is located at the center of the memorial in an irregular shape to represent the lower geographic perimeter of Manhattan. This pool will be the pedestal for the twinned towers.

In front of the pool are three flags representing the U.S., New York State and Nassau County. These flags are in the water for visibility, and relate to all prominent features bordering the lake. To the west of the pool is a list of the 9/11 Nassau County victims.

It is anticipated that the project will be funded in part or completely by private donations.

Did you enjoy this article? Click here to subscribe to Stone World 

You must login or register in order to post a comment.



Image Galleries

The Stone Fashion Show at Marmomacc in Verona

As usual, stone suppliers from Italy and around the world relied on the Marmomacc fair to showcase some of the latest stone materials to the international marketplace. The following is a look at just some of the stone materials on display in Verona.

Stone World Magazine

Stone World September 2014 cover

2014 September

In this issue of Stone World, we have a Report from Europe, which includes a series of articles about the quarries and stone processing operations that SW editor Jennifer Adams visited as part of the Marmomacc Stone Academy.

Table Of Contents Subscribe

Contemporary Stone & Tile Design Magazine

CSTD Fall 2014 cover

2014 Fall

In this issue of Contemporary Stone & Tile Design, we take a look at the latest developments in TPT, with a feature article and you can read more comments from Waldrep on this subject as well as other industry professionals.

Table Of Contents Subscribe


Are you aware of the new stone standard – ANSI/NSC 373 Sustainability Assessment for Natural Dimension Stone?
View Results Poll Archive

The Stone World Store

How to Polish & Restore Marble Flooring

This video will show you step-by-step how to resurface and polish marble flooring from grinding and removing lippage and scratches to achieving a highly reflective polish.

More Products

Stone Guide

2014 Stone World Stone Guide

The directory for Stone, Equipment and Supplies - the single information resource readers turn to.

Stone Industry Education

stone industry educationStone Industry Education is sponsored by Stone World Magazine and Marble Institute of America. The SIE events will help you: strengthen your skills, build your business, and  increase profit in your shop.  Check out to register for upcoming fabricator and installer seminars.


facebook logo Twitter  YouTubeGoogle+