National World Trade Center Memorial
Long Island Compost has played a major role as soil supplier to some of New York City’s most ambitious municipal projects, from the popular Highline in lower Manhattan to the massive Brooklyn Bridge Park currently under development at the former Brooklyn Navy Yards. However, one project towers above all others in importance, and that is Long Island Compost’s selection as soil supplier to the National World Trade Center Memorial at Ground Zero.
The National 9/11 Memorial honors the nearly three thousand people who died in the attacks of February 26, 1993, and September 11, 2001. The Memorial, which is scheduled for completion in 2011, will consist of two massive pools set within the footprints of the Twin Towers. The names of the nearly 3,000 individuals who perished will be inscribed around the edges of the Memorial pools. Surrounding the pools will be an eight-acre Memorial Plaza.