From The Ground Up

Posted on Tuesday, July 5th, 2011 at 3:00 pm

July 5, 2011 was another busy day in Beavercreek, OH.    We met Domenico G. Stolfo of Synergy, a real estate development and design & build firm committed to getting the Beavercreek 9/11 Memorial done for dedication on the Tenth Anniversary of 9/11.

The memorial’s architect Gary Snyder caught us up on the design of the memorial and the site’s relocation from next to a firehouse to next to a public bicycle path.  Later, we headed over to see the new location and were given a tour by retired Battalion Chief, Kip Smith of the site.

We finished the day catching up with Firefighter David Young at his firehouse.  He along with Brian Seabold traveled to New York City to pick up the WTC Steel Artifact from Hangar 17.

Screen shots from the documentary, The Art of Memories, currently in production:

Domenico “Dom” G. Stolfo explained in detail what is needed to be done to get a project completed on a tight deadline after he became involved in the project at the last minute.


Architect Gary Snyder demonstrates next to the model of the base of the memorial how it will create a sense of the WTC Steel Artifact toppling or about to fall from its perch.  This is reflect the drama of the day when the Twin Towers fell.


Retired Beavercreek firefighter Kip Smith in front of the fundraising thermometer and a bulldozer at the new 9/11 Memorial site.


Cyclists whizzed by the new 9/11 Memorial site the whole time we were there.  Joggers and walkers also frequented the popular path that crosses through a great part of Ohio.


Beavercreek Fighterfighter David Young shares with us stories of working at Ground Zero and what it meant to leave his family to head to New York City on September 11th, 2001 without saying goodbye.





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