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9/11 memorial sculptureWorking with the Port Authority of New York & New Jersey, John Jay College of Criminal Justice was honored to receive the N-4 steel beam that until September 11, 2001 supported one of the towers of the World Trade Center. The twisted beam, 3.5'H X 8.3'L X 5'W with a thickness of .25", was preserved and stored in Hanger 17 at John F. Kennedy International Airport after that painful morning. It is the centerpiece of John Jay’s 9/11 Memorial Sculpture. The names of 67 of the fallen from John Jay are etched on the granite lunation, or outer pathway, which was designed by Skidmore Owing and Merrill Architects. The inscription reads “Dedicated in Memory of those from the John Jay College Community Who Lost Their Lives on September 11, 2001.”

The John Jay community extends gratitude to those who contributed to the production and placement of our sculpture in Memorial Hall:

  • Robert Pignatello, former Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Finance and Administration, John Jay

  • Christopher Trucillo, Chief of Police, NJ Transit, former Security Chief at the Port Authority and Public Safety Director, John Jay

  • Ynes Leon, former Director Office of Space Planning and Capital Projects, John Jay

  • Janet Rubel, former Executive Associate to SVP Robert Pignatello

  • City University of New York, Facilities Planning Construction and Management

  • Port Authority of New York & New Jersey

  • Skidmore Owing and Merrill Architects