Tucson, Arizona: Avatar 9/11 Memorial

A blue angel rises from a pile of concrete rubble, holding the Earth above its head. Built in 2002 by a group of local high school students; their blue creature was seven years ahead of its time.
Address:
E. Irvington Rd, Tucson, AZ
Directions:
On the south side of the city, on the south side of E. Irvington Rd, just west of its intersection with S. Tucson Blvd. I-10 exits 264 or 264B. Drive north and then quickly turn left onto E. Irvington Rd. Drive back under the freeway and continue for about a mile. The memorial will be on the left, just past the intersection of E. Benson Hwy/S. Tucson Blvd, under a small group of trees.
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Avatar 9-11 Memorial

Very interesting memorial to the victims of the 9-11 attacks and their families.

[Gary, 02/07/2012]

Avatar 9-11 Memorial.

Avatar 9/11 Memorial

On this historic day it was fitting to visit this site. Nicely done to the ones who made it. Wish it was in a better part of town or at least more visible. Tucson has a graffiti problem.

[Mike, 05/02/2011]

Eight high school students and Tucson artist David Campbell spent part of the summer of 2002 creating and installing a blue angel hoisting a globe overhead -- a tribute to the victims of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. The figure emerges from rubble, and a slab is labeled "Together We Rise."

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