Revisions nearly done to Wesley Bolin Plaza’s Sept. 11 memorial

[Source: Associated Press] — Revisions to Arizona’s controversial Sept. 11 memorial are almost finished, nearly two years after the structure was first dedicated.  Memorial supporters hope the changes put to rest controversy about the memorial since it was unveiled at the state Capitol in downtown Phoenix on Sept. 11, 2006, the 5-year anniversary of the terrorist attacks on New York City and Washington, D.C.

Among the changes made to the memorial include removing a pair of inscriptions referencing an “erroneous U.S. air strike” in Afghanistan and Osama bin Laden’s address to the American people.  Two less contentious inscriptions have taken their place, and a large plaque with a series of explanatory panels has been installed along the walkway leading to the memorial.

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Posted on August 3, 2008, in Architecture, History, Parks & Open Space and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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