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Veterans Memorial Pier

Also known as the 69th Street Pier, this memorial was installed to honor the 283 residents of Brooklyn lost in the World Trade Center attack. Soaring 25 feet in the air, the “Beacon” memorial is shaped like a speaking trumpet. The device was once used by the volunteer fire brigades of New York City to transmit warnings to the crowd, and orders to firefighters, while also alerting neighbors of a crisis in progress.

 

Made of bronze, the memorial features a beacon of light shining from the top that will be illuminated from 9:00 pm to 11:00 pm daily. The design, selected through a competition, was designed and built by Brooklyn artist Robert Ressler and cast from bronze at Bedi-Macky, a foundry in Greenpoint, Brooklyn and the oldest in New York City, and best known for having cast the Iwo Jima Memorial.

The pier is located opposite 69th Street in the Bay Ridge neighborhood of Brooklyn. Beautiful vistas can also be had from Owl's Head Park, perched on a hillside overlooking the pier and the water.
                            
Brooklyn New York City 2011

Veterans Memorial Pier

Also known as the 69th Street Pier, this memorial was installed to honor the 283 residents of Brooklyn lost in the World Trade Center attack. Soaring 25 feet in the air, the “Beacon” memorial is shaped like a speaking trumpet. The device was once used by the volunteer fire brigades of New York City to transmit warnings to the crowd, and orders to firefighters, while also alerting neighbors of a crisis in progress.

 

Made of bronze, the memorial features a beacon of light shining from the top that will be illuminated from 9:00 pm to 11:00 pm daily. The design, selected through a competition, was designed and built by Brooklyn artist Robert Ressler and cast from bronze at Bedi-Macky, a foundry in Greenpoint, Brooklyn and the oldest in New York City, and best known for having cast the Iwo Jima Memorial.

The pier is located opposite 69th Street in the Bay Ridge neighborhood of Brooklyn. Beautiful vistas can also be had from Owl's Head Park, perched on a hillside overlooking the pier and the water.
                            
Brooklyn New York City 2011

comments (6)

  • Chris
  • England
  • 25 Apr 2011, 06:58
Thank you for this SAVO: this memorial is a salutory reminder
SAVO: Cheers
Today at the time of my reply, Justice has been done to these who lost their lives. OBAMA nailed OSAMA
  • vintage
  • Australia
  • 25 Apr 2011, 10:26
Wonderful image great info
SAVO: Cheers Vintage
Today (2/5/2011) at the time of my reply, Justice has been done to these who lost their lives. OBAMA nailed OSAMA!!
I have not heard of this but it seems to be a very fine memorial and well chosen
SAVO: Cheers Bill
Today (2/5/2011) at the time of my reply, Justice has been done to these who lost their lives. OBAMA nailed OSAMA!!
  • Lamo
  • United States
  • 25 Apr 2011, 18:46
Lovely photo...strong shot. I love the solemnity and the colours
SAVO: Thanks Lamo
Today (2/5/2011) at the time of my reply, Justice has been done to these who lost their lives. OBAMA nailed OSAMA!!
C'est Magnifique Savo!
SAVO: Merci Fulu!
Today (2/5/2011) at the time of my reply, Justice has been done to these who lost their lives. OBAMA nailed OSAMA!!
lovely image, ncie colours of the sunlight. interesting text as well
SAVO: Thanks Ayush
Today (2/5/2011) at the time of my reply, Justice has been done to these who lost their lives. OBAMA nailed OSAMA!!

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