Kevin Kennon, David Rockwell, Liz Diller and Ric Scofidio conceived of the Ground Zero Viewing Platform to provide approximately 1 million visitors an unobstructed view of the remains of the World Trade Center. The rectangular, fenced-in structure is located on Church Street alongside the cemetery behind the historic St. Paul’s Church and within view of City Hall.
The 13-foot-high stage at one end of the plywood structure accommodates a dozen people at a time standing side-by-side, while 300 people slowly move up and down the ramps. Visitors have views of the huge red cranes and other machinery that have been at work day and night since the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks.
New York, NY 2001