29 Oct '16, 5am

Memorial park at @United Airlines Flight 93 crash site incorporates #sustainable bldg elements in a natural setting

The grief and the memories hit people in different ways when they visit the Flight 93 National Memorial. For many, the focal point is the 17-ton sandstone boulder that marks the site where the wreckage of United Airlines Flight 93 smoldered 15 years ago. Others get chills as they walk along the Wall of Names—composed of 40 individual slabs of white marble, each inscribed with the name of a crew member or passenger who died in the attack—and realize that they are traversing the jet’s final flight path. For some, a gentle breeze and a ray of sunshine are enough to transport them back to that early fall day in 2001, when planes across the country were grounded and the calm blue skies belied the chaos unfolding on the ground. At the Visitor Center, which opened last fall and achieved Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold, visitors listen to recordings of ca...

Full article: http://www.usgbc.org/articles/flight-93-national-memorial...

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