This monument stands as a reminder of the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001, and in memory of the World Trade Center and all the lives lost. It is located right across the bay from New York City at the intersection of Florence Ave. and Front St. on the waterfront in Union Beach.
I found the realistic etching of New York, along with the little notch at the top to be very interesting. Upon investigation, I found the etching was meant to serve as a means of comparison between pre and post 9/11 while the notch outlines exactly where the towers once stood. Gazing through this notch, you can see exactly where the skyline on NYC was changed.