Memorial to the victims of 9/11 unveiled on Brickell Avenue
On June 14, the city of Miami inaugurated a memorial in memory of the victims of September 11, 2001 in the new park on 1814 Brickell Avenue. Designed by French artist Christian Bernard, the sculpture is arched and at its center houses a steel beam, it was welcomed by the whole district of Brickell as well as the city of Miami.
A steel beam that weighs over 400 kg from the rubble of the Twin Towers is the memorials centerpiece, the French artist Christian Bernard aka «Narbero» envisioned a memorial both modern and symbolic.
The artist painted inside the sculpture a windswept American flag.
On the exterior of the sculpture, there is a plaque engraved with a poem written by Rafaella Debest, a sixth grader at Carver Middle School in Coral Gables during the events of 9/11.
For the French artist who has been living in Miami for years, this not a first work. Christian Bernard has orchestrated numerous sculptures including the famous "Dolores" and many frescoes and murals in Miami as well as in many other cities across Florida.
In the presence of many of the cities renown figures like the Commissioner Marc Sarnoff, the artist’s monument was unveiled Thursday, June 14th at 12:00pm. At the same time the new green space of this thriving urban neighborhood was inaugurated.
After Plantation, North Lauderdale and Miramar, Miami now has its own memorial in honor of the victims of September 11, 2001.
Article published on June 28, 2012.