A lot of memorials and monuments have been commissioned remembering the world trade center attacks on 9-11, and while the bickering over the ground zero site continues, there is a moving and beautiful memorial to visit on Staten Island. Right next to the ferry terminal (it's right outside the entrances to the terminal and the Staten Island Yankees stadium, for people getting there from the city) is a grassy walk along the water looking directly across to an unobstructed view of downtown Manhattan. Two white concrete flowing walls, reminiscent of wings, sprout up from the grass, looking like a white bird taking off towards the hole in the skyline where the towers used to be. Carved into both wings are silhouettes of the profiles of the Staten Island residents who were lost in the tragedy. There are benches for reflection and for remembering. the monument is tasteful, simple, andabove all the political bickering that is currently going on across the water.