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Tear Drop Memorial, Bayonne
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To the Struggle Against World Terrorism is a 10–story sculpture by Zurab Tsereteli that was given to the United States as an official gift of the Russian government as a memorial to the victims of the September 11 attacks and the 1993 World Trade Center bombing. It stands at the end of the former Military Ocean Terminal in Bayonne, New Jersey, and was dedicated on September 11, 2006, in a ceremony attended by former U.S. President Bill Clinton and the President of Russia Vladimir Putin.DesignThe sculpture is in the form of a 100ft tower made of steel and coated in bronze, split with a jagged opening through the middle. Inside the opening hangs a large stainless–steel teardrop, 40ft high, in memory of those whose lives were lost during terrorist attacks in the United States. The eleven sides of the monument's base bear granite name plates, on which are etched the names of those who died in the September 11 attacks and the 1993 World Trade Center bombing.Tsereteli did not disclose the cost of the sculpture except to say that he paid for labor and materials. A lawyer for the sculptor released the cost at about $12 million. Tsereteli said metals for the sculpture were obtained "From a military factory that did airplanes. In Dzerzhinsk. A secret city."It was initially given to the local government of Jersey City, but was rejected. It was then relocated to its present placement in Bayonne. In August 2010 the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey announced it had plans to build a container facility on the location and the monument would most likely have to be moved. However these plans have not been confirmed by the Port Authority. Robert "Captain Bob" Terzi, a Bayonne taxi driver started an online petition to prevent the relocation.
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  • This listing should be renamed..tear drop memorial since otherwise hard to find . Come on..this is a great place everyone should visit. Granted the ride in is a little unsettling since WAy back on an ...  more »
  • The pics really don't do it justice. This was a awesome memorial and surprise view of NYC. It is also where cruise boats take off from so be prepared for sitting in traffic 
  • This particular Cruise can only be categorized as a "budget" Cruise, not necessarily because of the price alone, but because of the quality and caliber of the cruise. This is a great Cruise for someon...  more »
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  • Beautiful Memorial with outstanding skyline views. Just a little hard to find. It's not well marked unfortunately but it's worth the trouble. If you're going to the Statue of Liberty it's just a few miles to the south. Go!
  • This is a hidden, almost secret, memorial to the victims of terrorism, given to the US by Russia. It's located at the end of an industrial harbor spit with a view of Red Hook across Upper Bay, South of Manhattan. The centerpiece is a 100' tower, split in the center around a gigantic nickel teardrop. The grounds are nicely landscaped with grass, pathways, and benches surrounding the tower. It deserves a more prominent and accessible location; it's as if they couldn't find a home for it so they put it in the first spot that became available.
  • I finally made it to the memorial. Sad, it was a overcast and windy September morning, I was the only one at the park. The wind rushing through the memorial made a whistling noise that sounded like cries.
  • Not many people living in New Jersey or New york know about this Russian donated monument dedicated to NY world Trade Center attack , it is a masterpiece of artistry on the New Jersey waterfront shore ignored by mainstream media and avoided by politicians.
  • Incredible memorial, but very solemn and sad. It is way at the end where you can see the bay but you have to go through a bunch of dingy ghostly buildings and there are no signs at all so you wondering where you are going. But it is worth it.