The 9/11 @tilesforamerica Memorial Wall at Murly Square on the intersection of Seventh Avenue & Greenwich Avenue. The memorial began in the immediate days following 9/11 and is located immediately across the street from what was then St. Vincent’s hospital, one of many hospitals where 9/11 victims were taken. The tile memorial was started by Village resident Lorrie Veasey who owned the nearby Our Name is Mud ceramic store and gallery. Lorrie wanted to dig and help with rescue at the World Trade Center site. Unable to do so, she instead made doves, angels, and American flags, hanging them on the chain link fence at Murly Square. Almost immediately the wall became a community message board where the Villagers came together, blanketing the fence with photos and messages for their missing loved ones and friends. As people came together to share emotions, comfort each other, and seek solace, they began adding their own tiles with their personal messages. Very soon tiles with messages of support and solidarity poured in from across the nation and the world. All being added to the wall. While some tiles still hang as a permanent memorial, other delicate tiles have been carefully moved to indoor exhibit locations, including the Jefferson Market Library. Find out much more on our bio-link, including details about the Walk of Remembrance later today and updates about a new home for the tiles.