Plans revealed for town’s second 9/11 memorial

By Brittany Lyte Greenwich Real Time

The view from the planned 9/11 memorial at Cos Cob Power Plant Park.

The view from the planned 9/11 memorial at Cos Cob Power Plant Park.

Almost a dozen years after the September 11 attacks killed 26 people with ties to Greenwich, a community group is close to winning the necessary approvals to build a second memorial at Cos Cob Power Plant Park.

The memorial at Great Captain Island, members of the group said, is too remote and difficult to access.

The Greenwich Community Projects Fund has committed to raising three quarters of a million dollars to install the memorial on a waterfront knoll. The group has received approval for the project, which will be a gift to the town, from the Parks and Recreation Board. But it still must win approvals from the Board of Selectman, the Planning and Zoning Commission, the Board of Estimate and Taxation and the Representative Town Meeting in order to begin construction.

Watch this video of Charles Hilton of Charles Hilton Architects as he describes his design for the proposed memorial at a gathering attended by some of the victims’ families.

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