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Eight shortlisted for New York's WTC memorial

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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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