• Overview

    Located in Liberty State Park in Jersey City and near the historic Central Railroad Terminal of New Jersey, "Empty Sky" is the official State of New Jersey's Memorial that honors the memory of the 749 people that lived in or had ties to New Jersey that lost their lives at the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001.
    The names are placed randomly on the twin brushed stainless steel walls. Individuals' names (4 inches tall) are within reach and engraved deep enough for hand rubbing. The memorial, designed by Jessica Jamroz and Frederic Schwartz, was dedicated on September 11, 2011, the 10-year anniversary.
    The brushed stainless steel twin walls are 210 feet long, the width of each side of the World Trade Center Towers. They rise 30 feet, standing parallel to each other with a 12-foot wide paved path of bluestone between them. Like the World Trade Center, the stainless steel reflects the constantly changing light of day. The memorial invites visitors to literally and metaphorically look toward the empty sky in memory and look forward as a community.
  • Amenities

    • Free Admission
  • Nearby:

    •  Dining

      • Liberty House Restaurant
        0.2 MI
        201-395-0300
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      • Maritime Parc
        0.3 MI
        201-413-0050
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      • Pint
        0.9 MI
        201-367-1222
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      • Orale Mexican Kitchen
        1.0 MI
        201-333-0001
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      • Brightside Tavern
        1.1 MI
        201-435-1234
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      • Atlantic City Party Pass
        2.0 MI
        201-253-5546
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      • Carlo's Bakery
        2.1 MI
        201-659-3671
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      • Korai Kitchen
        2.2 MI
        201-721-6566
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    •  Lodging

      • Liberty Harbor RV Park
        0.5 MI
        201-516-7500
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      • Residence Inn Jersey City
        0.8 MI
        201-222-5500
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      • Canopy by Hilton Jersey City Arts District
        0.9 MI
        201-241-4664
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      • Sonesta Simply Suites Jersey City
        0.9 MI
        201-659-2500
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      • Hyatt Regency Jersey City on the Hudson
        1.1 MI
        201-469-1234
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      • Hyatt House Jersey City
        1.1 MI
        201-395-0500
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      • DoubleTree Jersey City
        1.1 MI
        201-499-2400
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      • The Westin Jersey City, Newport
        1.2 MI
        201-626-2900
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    •  Activities

      • Morris Canal
        0.0 MI
        201-659-2211
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      • Central Railroad of New Jersey Terminal (CRRNJ)
        0.1 MI
        201-659-2211
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      • Liberty State Park
        0.1 MI
        201-659-2211
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      • Ellis Island & Museum
        0.1 MI
        212-363-3200
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      • Statue of Liberty
        0.1 MI
        212-363-3200
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      • Statue Cruises
        0.1 MI
        201-432-6321
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      • Liberty Landing Ferry
        0.3 MI
        201-604-5799
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      • Liberty Landing Marina
        0.3 MI
        201-985-8000
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    •  Events

      • New Jersey Symphony at Liberty State Park
        Jun. 30, 2024
        0.0 MI
        800-255-3476
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      • New Jersey’s July 4th Celebration
        Jul. 4, 2024 - Jul. 4, 2025
        0.7 MI
        201-547-6921
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      • New Jersey Symphony: Baahubali: The Beginning Live in Concert
        Jul. 27, 2024
        7.2 MI
        800-255-3476
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      • New Jersey Symphony: Classical Favorites: Tchaikovsky, Stravinsky and More!
        Aug. 15, 2024
        7.2 MI
        800-255-3476
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      • New Jersey Symphony: The Godfather Live in Concert
        Aug. 16, 2024
        7.2 MI
        800-255-3476
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      • New Jersey Symphony: Voice of Nature: the Anthropocene with Renée Fleming
        Oct. 6, 2024
        7.2 MI
        800-255-3476
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      • New Jersey Symphony: The Muppet Christmas Carol
        Dec. 7, 2024
        7.2 MI
        800-255-3476
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      • New Jersey Symphony: Lunar New Year Celebration with Xian Zhang
        Jan. 25, 2025
        7.2 MI
        800-255-3476
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      •   Activities

        Morris Canal
        0.0 MI
        201-659-2211
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      •   Events

        New Jersey Symphony at Liberty State Park
        Jun. 30, 2024
        0.0 MI
        800-255-3476
        View >
      •   Activities

        Central Railroad of New Jersey Terminal (CRRNJ)
        0.1 MI
        201-659-2211
        View >
      •   Activities

        Statue Cruises
        0.1 MI
        201-432-6321
        View >
      •   Activities

        Statue of Liberty
        0.1 MI
        212-363-3200
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      •   Activities

        Ellis Island & Museum
        0.1 MI
        212-363-3200
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      •   Activities

        Liberty State Park
        0.1 MI
        201-659-2211
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      •   Dining

        Liberty House Restaurant
        0.2 MI
        201-395-0300
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