9/11

At Boston Logan Airport: Visit the 9/11 Memorial

If you happen to be traveling to or from Boston Logan International Airport today- September 11 – or anytime – keep in mind that the airport has a 9/11 Memorial that honors the passengers and crews of American Airlines Flight 11 and United Airlines Flight 175 – the two planes that left Logan for Los Angeles but were hijacked by terrorists and flown into the World Trade Towers in New York.

The Place of Remembrance – near the Hilton hotel at Logan – has landscaped paths leading to a large glass cube featuring two glass panels etched with the names of every person aboard each flight.

Visitors can go inside the cube and look up at the sky through a prism of reflective panels. At night, the cube glows with a soft light.

 

(Photos courtesy Boston Logan International Airport)

9/11 Memorial at Boston Logan Airport

Boston Logan Airport 9/11 Memorial

Boston Logan Airport 9/11 Memorial

If you happen to be at Boston Logan International Airport today – or any day – go visit the 9/11 Memorial  site, which is a 2.5 park with stone walls and trees and large glass sculpture next to the Hilton Boston Logan Airport Hotel.

Inside the sculpture are two glass panels etched with the names of the passengers and crew of American Airlines flight 11 and United Airlines flight 175, which left Boston that day bound for Los Angeles.

The Logan Airport website has a short, moving video of the dedication of the 9/11 Memorial park in 2008.

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Fly on 9/11?

Boston Logan 9.11 memorial

Boston Logan International Airport 9/11 Memorial

I had a plane ticket to buy and my choices were Friday, 9/11 or Saturday 9/12. “Don’t fly on 9/11,” a friend said, “Makes me nervous.”

Not everyone feels that way:

Airports remember 9/11

Airports around the country will join in the observation of the anniversary of 9/11 today.

At Indianapolis International Airport, for example, a section of the World Trade Center steel recovered from Ground Zero will be on display in the Civic Plaza.

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The steel artifact was presented to the Indianapolis International Airport fire department by the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey to honor local public safety responders, including airport employees, who deployed to the attack sites.

Year-round, the 9/11 Memorial at Boston Logan International Airport offers a place of reflection and remembrance. It’s located on a 2.5-acre site between the airport terminals and the Hilton Logan Airport.

The Place of Remembrance honors the passengers and crews of American Airlines Flight 11 and United Airlines Flight 175, which were the two flights that left Logan Airport the morning of September 11, 2001 for Los Angeles.

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9/11 anniversary observations at airports

Airports around the country are joining in the observation of the 12th anniversary of the 9/11 tragedy.

One airport where the event is remembered year-round is at Boston Logan Airport, where a 9/11 memorial – The Place of Remembrance – honors the passengers and crews of American Airlines Flight 11 and United Airlines Flight 175, which were the two flights that left Logan Airport the morning of September 11, 2001 for Los Angeles.

The memorial,designed by Boston-based Moskow Linn Architects, sits on 2.5 acres adjacent to the Hilton Boston Logan Airport Hotel and includes a large glass sculpture that has two glass panels etched with the names of the passengers and crew of each flight.

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Here’s a link to a page that has a video from the 2008 dedication of the Boston Logan International Airport 9/11 Memorial