· Greenwich Street, Manhattan, NY FDNY Memorial
Aside from the 9/11 Memorial itself, this is the closest remembrance piece to the actual Ground Zero site. it's located across the street, in the west wall of Engine Company 10. The 56-foot-long bronze bas-relief artwork depicts firefighters at work, and contains the names of the 343 firefighters who fell during 9/11.
· Battery Park, Manhattan, NY "The Sphere"
This sculpture was not purposefully created after the attacks as a memorial, but is an original 1971 piece which once stood in the plaza between the towers. It survived September 11 with a few dents, and has been relocated south to the this tourist-favorite park on New York Harbor. It is an excellent alternative to visiting Ground Zero itself, since here you're within lower Manhattan and viewing a piece of history, but still outside the crowds of the World Trade Center site.
· Bayonne, NJ "To the Struggle Against World Terrorism"
This 10-story-high sculpture sits on the waterfront, facing New York Harbor and the tip of lower Manhattan. The design is built of steel and bronze, and it resembles a large column with a rift through the center, in which drips a single large steel droplet. Names of victims from both the September 11 attack and the 1993 WTC bombing are etched on the side. It was dedicated in 2006, and in 2011 was joined by a four-foot section of steel from the WTC.
· Valhalla, NY "The Rising"
At Kensico Dam Plaza, visitors come upon this structure of 109 steel rods, one for each Westchester County resident killed on 9/11. Rising up from ground, the piece stands an impressive 80 feet high. There are also ten additional names, all former residents of Westchester County, who also perished.
· Colts Neck, NJ Sculpture Garden
Opened in 2002, this small memorial garden in the center of the town of Colts Neck serves as a memorial to five members of the community who lost their lives on September 11. A central sculpture of metal and stained glass includes butterflies as symbols of the souls.
· Union City, NJ Liberty Plaza and the Firefighters Memorial Park
Although Union City only lost four residents in the tragedy, they've dedicated two memorials: a central city transit hub plaza with marker and a park specifically honoring the firefighters who lost their lives.