“The Rising”, located at Kensico Dam Plaza, is dedicated to the Westchester County residents who lost their lives as a result of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. The names of the victims are inscribed along the memorial’s circular base, the Circle of Remembrance, with rods extending and intertwining towards the sky.
Designed by Frederic Schwartz Architects, the 109 intertwined strands (like DNA) rise 80 feet from the ground reaching upward to the heavens. The rods are bound together in a literal and symbolic gesture exemplifying the strength of the Westchester community and the families who lost loved ones.
WPF is the custodian of the permanent endowment fund that helps maintain the memorial and surrounding areas. Support for the memorial ensures that The Rising can be viewed and appreciated by generations to come. With every donation, The Rising truly becomes a community memorial, uniting those who were not personally affected with those who have lost loved ones and who seek to preserve their memory. If you are interested in contributing to the endowment fund, please contact our office at 914-231-4600.