Bayonne, New Jersey: Giant 9/11 Teardrop MemorialAt the end of a Bayonne pier, a 100-foot-tall bronze slab appears ripped open to reveal a giant teardrop. Jersey City didn't want this monument, but it works for Bayonne.
- Port Terminal Blvd, Bayonne, NJ
- I-78/New Jersey Turnpike Newark Bay Extension. Take the Ave. E exit. Drive south to 32nd St. and turn left, then turn left at the light onto Hwy 440/169, then right onto Port Terminal Blvd. Drive all the way to the end of the pier to the sculpture.
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Visitor Tips and News About Giant 9/11 Teardrop Memorial
We were there a couple years ago. The memorial is hard to find, but worth it. Stand in the indicated spot and you will be looking at the site of the Twin Towers (and now I suspect the Freedom Tower).[Bob Lindsey, 12/11/2014]
Freedom Tower is a name that's already fallen out of use for most New Yorkers, who just call it One World Trade Center. The official name of the Teardrop Memorial is "To the Struggle Against World Terrorism."
Stands 100 feet tall with a 40 foot teardrop inside a torn tower. It is an awesome memorial, especially when viewed on the backdrop of Manhattan. Also known as the "Memorial To The Struggle Against World Terrorism."[Steve McNeil, 06/16/2012]
Some art tastemakers have lambasted this public memorial, and we might not pay attention to it if it was only five feet tall. But a hundred feet tall? It's a winner.
A 100-ft. tall bronze slab, appearing as if torn open to reveal a giant teardrop, stands at the site of Bayonne, New Jersey's old Military Ocean Terminal, across the river from downtown Manhattan.... [03/13/2005] Complete News Story