Flight 93 National Memorial

Memorializing events is a way for society to pay their respects to those who have sacrificed, whether it be in the line of duty or other tragic circumstances. These sites can be found in almost every country around the world, and commemorate men, women and children alike.

The Flight 93 National Memorial, located in Stoystown, PA, marks the site of a plane crash that occurred on September 11, 2001, the same day as the Twin Tower tragedy in New York. Commissioned by the US Department of the Interior, this distinguished project was created to honor those  that lost their lives, as well as their families.

Goldray partnered with Union County Plate Glass to produce insulated glass units for the building’s entrance. The textured appearance was achieved by applying a ceramic frit ink to Low-E glass using our silk-screen process. The combination of ceramic frit pattern and Low-E glass provides energy efficiency, by minimizing the amount of Ultraviolet (UV) and Infrared (IR) light that passes through, but maintaining a high level of visible light transmission.

A temporary memorial was created soon after the crash, with the permanent memorial being completed in 2015. The inspiration for the design was chosen via a competition that had over 1000 entries. Of the five finalists the winners were Paul and Milena Murdoch of Los Angeles, with their submission “Crescent of Embrace”.

We would like to thank the other members of our team; Brad Kingsbury of BK Glass, Modern Art & Plate Glass and RQ Construction, for making this project a success.