September 19, 2011
The National September 11 Memorial at ground zero, unveiled Sept. 11, 2011, consists of a beautiful memorial park showcasing 152 brass plates positioned around the memorial pools built in the footprints of the twin towers.
Service Metal Fabricating, a family business in Rockaway, N.J., was chosen as one of the fabricators for the memorial. The company cut all 2,982 names through 0.5-in.-thick brass plates, each 10 by 5 ft. and weighing a little more than 1,000 lbs., on its WARDJet waterjet machine.
Visitors can physically touch each name of those lost at ground zero, at the Pentagon, on Flight 93, and in the first World Trade Center bombing on Feb. 26, 1993.