St. Joseph's Chapel, Catholic Memorial at Ground Zero, NYC
Award Winning Designs
Before & After
Church Interior Renovation
Artwork, Shrines, Votive Candles, etc.
Honorable Mention, Visual Arts Awards, Ministry & Liturgy Magazine, 2003
The chapel is the closest liturgical space to Ground Zero in lower Manhattan and was renovated after 9/11. The theme of death and resurrection in the carved glass which spans the entire sanctuary is taken from John:12- "Unless a grain of wheat falls to the ground and dies, it remains just a grain of wheat; but if it dies, it produces much fruit". Large sheaves of wheat are flanking the central "rose window" which consists of a twelve sided form, six interlocking rings and a central cross. The carved glass has a special luminous quality that responds to the waters of the nearby Hudson River.