SUSPENDING MEMORY. Each victim is manifested as a symbol of strength, a single column of concrete and glass helping support one of two island gardens. Each unique column is a timeline of a victim's defining moments beginning with a birth date and culminating at September 11, 2001 or February 26, 1993. The memorial bridge is composed of alternating bands of stone and glass, and the name of each victim from Somerset County, Pennsylvania and Arlington, Virginia is etched into a glass plaque suspended over a pool of reflected azure. Upon entering the North garden, visitors are greeted with a natural stone wall inlaid with 2982 randomly protruding polished squares. Water trickles from an opening at the base of each square into a pristine reflecting pool, a metaphor of the collective tears shed by millions around the world. [Aerial view of memorial gardens with glass bridge.]