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WELLINGTON 911 MEMORIAL

Wellington, FL

Following the 9/11 attacks of 2001, World Trade Center artifacts were made available to public agencies all over the world. The Village of Wellington chose a piece of steel (known as C-46) from the South Tower to serve as the centerpiece in a memorial to the victims of the attacks. To aid in the design of the Patriot Memorial, a laser scan image of C-46 was provided after performing scans from multiple field setups to provide a dense point cloud of the structure. This information was turned into a precise model used by the architect and contractor to coordinate the design of support columns, ensuring the ultimate angle of the steel achieved the Village’s aesthetic goals. The result was a three-dimensional representation of the steel that allowed the architect to effectively design the Patriot Memorial. It was erected in time for the dedication on September 11, 2011.