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Memorial details

Memorial type
Garden
District
City Of Westminster
Town
Mayfair
County
Greater London
Country
England
Commemoration
Terrorist Acts
Maker
MR RICHARD KINDERSLEY (Designer)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 11 September 2003
    Attended by: HRH THE PRINCESS ROYAL
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
54976
Current location

East side
Grosvenor Square
Mayfair
City Of Westminster
Greater London
W1
England

OS Grid Ref: TQ 285 808
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Garden area in which is a wooden temple-like stucture/pavilion facing the US Embassy. An oak pergola (an open framework over a walkway usually covered with climbing plants) frames the rear half of the garden. There are three plaques, two being names only and the other bearing the main dedication. In front of the temple is part of a poem, For Katrina's Sun-dial by Henry Van Dyke, on an oval stone set into the pavement. A part of the structure of the World Trade Centre is buried beneath the temple. The area is surrounded by railings and two planting beds containing a mixture of shrubs and herbaceous plants frame the entrance to the garden. An interpretation board stands in the square.
Inscription
PEDIMENT: GRIEF IS THE PRICE WE PAY FOR LOVE UPPER PLAQUE: THOSE UNITED KINGDOM CITIZENS WHO LOST THEIR LIVES ARE REMEMBERED HERE BY NAME OTHER PLAQUES: (NAMES) TABLET: TIME IS TOO SLOW FOR THOSE WHO WAIT, TOO SWIFT FOR THOSE WHO FEAR, TOO LONG FOR THOSE WHO GRIEVE, TOO SHORT FOR THOSE WHO REJOICE, BUT FOR THOSE WHO GRIEVE, TIME IS NOT
Inscription legible?
yes
Commemorations
  • Terrorist Acts
    Total names on memorial: 67
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 67
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname,forename
    Order of information: surname
Components
  • Garden
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Undefined
  • Memorial
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Undefined
  • Plaques
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Wood
  • Tablet
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Bronze
  • Relic
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone
  • Seat
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Wood
Listing information
Condition
Costs

Memorial: £1million

Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Corporate,private
Reference

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