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- Warren Farr, Paducah, Kentucky

The site would consist of a Memorial Park containing— besides memorial with pool and waterfalls— a multi-level museum building with exhibit halls and civic space, the original footprints planted with grass, and a park area with benches and trees.

East of this the world's tallest buildings, the Tri-Towers, three triangular-based towers, would rise 119 stories (911 reversed). They would be interconnected at the top by skybridges, doubling both as parts of the observation deck and as fire escapes. If below a fire or explosion one would go down to escape, if above the explosion one could go up and then down an adjoining tower.

An optional spherical sculpture titled "World Without Walls," some two hundred feet in diameter, would rise from the summit and, if large and brightly-lit enough, be visible from the upper reaches of the Shawangunk Mountains, more than eighty miles distant, as well as from the International Space Station.

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