Eagle Rock 9-11 Memorial
The Eagle Rock Reservation is a 400+ acre park along the Watchung Mountains ridge line located between West Orange, Montclair and Verona, New Jersey. This popular county park features recreation areas and hiking trails, famous for its picturesque views of the Manhattan skyline. On September 11, 2001, thousands of people made their way to the Eagle Rock hilltop to watch the shocking events unfolding at the World Trade Center.
The park offered a natural place for people to grieve, reflect, and pay tribute to those who lost their lives on that day, and to honor the emergency personnel who responded to this tragedy. In the wake of these events, an area for people to find comfort and solace was needed at this particular site.
Prismatic donated services and coordinated trades to help create a permanent memorial at this location. Work included retrofitting an existing concrete wall and installing cast stone, pavers, landscaping, lighting, flagpoles and commemorative statues. The memorial features a wall of remembrance, replicas of an NYPD officer cap and a FDNY firefighter helmet, a 4 foot by 7 foot book of remembrance, a life-size bronze eagle, and various other tributes, plaques, and artifacts.