FLIGHT 93 NATIONAL MEMORIAL VISITOR AND LEARNING CENTER, U.S. NATIONAL PARK SERVICE

LEED NC | Gold

Zinner Consultants is honored to have supported Paul Murdoch Architects and the U.S. National Park Service in obtaining LEED Gold certification of the Flight 93 National Memorial Visitor & Learning Center near Shanksville (Pennsylvania). The new, 2,200-acre national park and crash site is where, on September 11, 2001, United Airlines Flight 93 came to earth in an open field after a heroic effort by passengers and crew prevented the hijacked plane from crashing into its intended target, the United States Capitol in Washington, DC. Designed as an entire landscape and sequence of natural features, visitors enter the Memorial through a tower of voices near the park entrance, tour a memorial and visitors center overlooking the crash site, and ultimately walk along the crash site’s edge. The site, a reclaimed coal strip mine, serves as the foundation for the sustainability strategy.

PROJECT TEAM
Architect | Paul Murdoch Architects
Landscape Architect | Nelson Byrd Woltz
Civil Engineer | EADS Group
MEP Engineer | H.F. Lenz Company
Commissioning Agent | Onix
Cost Consultant | Davis Langdon, an AECOM Company
Lighting Designer | George Sexton & Associates

AWARDS
Designing The Parks Merit Award (2010)

Illustration by bioLINIA