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Eight shortlisted for New York's WTC memorial

The organisation charged with rebuilding the World Trade Center in New York, the Lower Manhattan Development Corporation, has unveiled the eight shortlisted designs for a permanent memorial on the site.

The entries - which 'successfully interpret the competition guidelines shaped by thousands of public comments' - are currently on display in Manhattan's Winter Garden. They include (pictured clockwise from top left): Lower Waters by Bradley Campbell and Matthias Neumann; Votives in Suspension by Norman Lee and Michael Lewis; Reflecting Absence: A Memorial at the World Trade Center Site by Michael Arad; and Garden of Lights by Pierre David with Sean Corriel and Jessica Kmetovic.

Also shortlisted are Passages of Light: The Memorial Cloud by Gisela Baurmann, Sawad Brooks and Jonas Coersmeier; Suspending Memory by Joseph Karadin with Hsin-Yi Wu; Dual Memory by Brian Strawn and Karla Sierralta; and Inversion of Light by Toshio Sasaki.

The design brief requires the winning project - which will fit into Daniel Libeskind's masterplan for the site - to respect the delineation of the tower footprints, recognise every individual killed in the two terrorist attacks in 2001 and 1993, and create a final resting place for unidentified remains.

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