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9/11 Memorial of Maryland - OU0315

 Baltimore Monuments and Memorials

Hidden by  DudleyGrunt

N 39° 17.175' W 76° 36.575' (WGS84)

 Coordinates in Other Systems
 Location: United States > Maryland
 Cache Type: Virtual
 Size: No container
 Status: Ready for Search
 Date Hidden: 11 September 2011
 Date Created: 29 August 2011
 Last Modified: 16 July 2015
 Waypoint: OU0315


{{found}} 1 x Found
{{not_found}} 0 x Did Not Find
{{comment}} 5 Comments
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@ Batimore World Trade Center

MD 9/11 Memorial Logo

The Memorial's inspiration is a striking artifact from the Twin Towers, requested by Governor Martin O'Malley and selected by a delegation of members of the Maryland Commission of Public Art, the Maryland Port Administration and the Maryland State Arts Council. The 22-foot-long steel artifact, consisting of three twisted and torn amalgamated steel columns, are sited in front of Baltimore's World Trade Center. While the steel artifact inspired the Memorial, Marylanders were in fact lost at all three 9/11 sites, and each of these sites will be represented in the Memorial. Limestone pieces from the Pentagon's west wall are also integrated into the design, and though artifacts cannot be obtained from the Flight 93 site near Shanksville, Pennsylvania, that important site is represented in the Memorial with three large pieces of polished black granite.

Looking NW

The 9/11 Memorial of Maryland also includes an exhibit within the Top of the World observation level on the 27th floor of the World Trade Center, featuring a smaller steel artifact from the Twin Towers, limestone from the Pentagon's west façade and limestone rocks from the Flight 93 National Memorial near Shanksville. The names and photographs of each of the Marylanders that were lost are featured in the Exhibition.

Top of the World Exhibit

All memorials are about time. This is especially true of the 9/11 Memorial of Maryland, honoring those from our State who perished in the tragic events of September 11, 2001.

9/11 is no longer just another date on the calendar. It is a date that marks a turning point, a day that separates two eras—a time that has changed us forever. And so time, loss, change and resilience inform the design of this memorial.

The immense white marble stones that comprise the base recall geologic time. Marble has been used for millennia to create durable monuments, evoking historical time. The individual stones work together to support the twisted steel relic from the North Tower of the World Trade Center. This artifact's deformation dramatically illustrates the terrible force and power of the destruction on that day. Moreover, rust from the steel artifact will patinate the individual stones, indelibly changing them over time, so the steel and the stone will evolve together as the years pass.


Pentagon Artifacts

Like the gnomon of a sundial, Baltimore's World Trade Center casts a shadow that slowly moves across the memorial. Every September 11, the shadow will cross inscriptions indicating the time of the events that morning ten years ago.

Logging Requirement:

1. Visit the Top of the World (27th floor).  Locate the first Marylander listed (L to R) on the middle pane of the north facing windows.  The Log Password is his/her last name and age on 9-11-01.  You'll find the age somewhere nearby. 

NOTE: Marylanders' names are listed slightly offset from the others.  If the last name was "Adams" and their age was "42", the LP would be "Adams42".

2.  Post a picture from your visit to the memorial.

Follow link for current details.

Hours of Operation and Ticket Info or call 410-837-VIEW for more information.

Maryland Geocaching Society

Military Association of GeoCachers

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1 02 October 2011 sfcchaz Found it

DudleyGrunt took pity on me and allowed me to log the find since I had the pictures and did in fact visit the memorial. Thanks DG! Smile

It is an excellent exhibit and I will be visiting it again.

Sorry for the back lit photo, but it couldn't be helped. Notice the National Aquarium below.

Pictures Connected with this Log Entry:
sfcchaz at the 9/11 Memorial of Maryland Outside
sfcchaz at the 9/11 Memorial of Maryland Outside
sfcchaz at the "Top of the World"
sfcchaz at the "Top of the World"

3 02 October 2011 sfcchaz Comment

I visited the memorial today. I made my way to the "Top of the World' but soon realized that I had an old gpx file in my GPSr. So I did not have the logging requirements. Since I wasn't sure what information I was looking for. I took pictures of several things hoping to get the information I needed, but I failed. I saw and took pictures of a very nice wooden wall with three panes of photos of the Maryland residents who lost their lives on that fateful day.

This was a great view from up here with a lot of information for all to appreciate the view in all directions.

I guess I'll have to return another day. TFTC

3 17 September 2011 DudleyGrunt Comment

I visited the memorial again today and have updated the logging requirements to include a Log Password.

3 11 September 2011 DudleyGrunt Comment

I wanted to have folks visit both parts of the memorial, so the photo requirement is for the Top of the World viewing area on the 27th floor.

I went to edit the page last night, thinking I had it set to publish early this morning, but saw it was published.

I was hoping it was still early enough that no one would have seen the page, before my late edits.

3 11 September 2011 sfcchaz Comment

Is the logging requirement inside the building on the 27th floor or a picture of the memorial outside?