September 11th means a lot more to Americans since the tragedy of 2001 took nearly 3,000 lives and decimated the World Trade Center buildings in New York. Now that same area, known as “ground zero,” has been opened to the public as the 9/11 Memorial Plaza.
The Associated Press reported: “The 9/11 Memorial Plaza opened its gates at 10 a.m. (Sep. 12) under tight, airport-style security. Visitors were allowed to walk among hundreds of white oak trees on the eight-acre site and gaze at the water on the exact spots where the World Trade Center’s twin towers stood.
They will also be able to run their fingers over the names of the 2,977 people killed in the terrorist attacks in New York, at the Pentagon and in Pennsylvania, as well as the six who died in the bombing of the trade center in 1993.”
Those names, “chiseled-in-bronze” and surrounding the reflecting pools, provide a place for people to honor the lives lost on that dark day. The bronze plates are held in place by a stainless steel support system manufactured by Service Metal Fabricating. The New Jersey based company, Service Metal Fabricating, serves many different industries, such as: manufacturing, pharmaceutical, construction and food packaging, to name only a few. Service Metal Fabricating utilizes two Hycomp nitrogen boosters combined with their nitrogen generators to provide high pressure/high purity nitrogen for laser cutting machines used for the 9/11 memorial project.
The new memorial plaza will stand as a reminder of the tragedies that took place a decade ago. This memorial will also forever remind us of what The United States of America can accomplish when we are truly united. Service Metal Fabricating and Hycomp are very proud to have been a small part in the construction of the 9/11 Memorial Plaza.