9/11 memorials around the world [PHOTOS]

In the 14 years since Sept. 11, memorials honoring those who lost their lives that day and those who risked their lives to save others have emerged around the world.

Whether they’re makeshift memorials — stretches of flowers, messages and American flags — common in the days following Sept. 11, or the pools that now sit where the World Trade Center towers stood, the physical displays commemorating 9/11 are sacred, powerful and moving. Memorials in places like Padua, Italy and Albuquerque, New Mexico include sections of steel beams recovered from the wreckage at Ground Zero, while others like the 1,776-foot-tall Freedom Tower in New York are impressive examples of modern architecture.

Pictured here are just some of the many touching 9/11 memorials around the world.

New York, NY, United States (Image: zawrotny)

9/11 memorial and the Freedom Tower, New York, N.Y., United States (Image: zawrotny)

The Freedom Tower soars high above the New York City skyline, New York, N.Y., United States (Image: ArturoYee)

The Freedom Tower soars high above the New York City skyline, New York, N.Y., United States (Image: ArturoYee)

"Empty Sky," Jersey City, N.J., United States (Image: wilsonrivera)

“Empty Sky,” Jersey City, N.J., United States (Image: wilsonrivera)

Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Albuquerque, N.M., United States (Image: sburke2478)

Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Albuquerque, N.M., United States (Image: sburke2478)

Copenhagen. Denmark (Image: tomislavmedak)

Copenhagen. Denmark (Image: tomislavmedak)

Naperville, Ill., United States (Image: Ron Cogswell)

Naperville, Ill., United States (Image: Ron Cogswell)

Grosvenor Square, London, England (Image: garryknight)

Grosvenor Square, London, England (Image: garryknight used under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike license)

Grosvenor Square, London, England (Image: zongo)

Grosvenor Square, London, England (Image: zongo used under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike license)

"After 9/11," Battersea Park, London, England (Image: brighton)

“After 9/11,” soon to be placed in Olympic Park, London, England (Image: brighton)

Staten Island, N.Y., United States (Image: acnatta)

Staten Island, N.Y., United States (Image: acnatta)

Staten Island, N.Y., United States (Image: sis)

Staten Island, N.Y., United States (Image: sis)

Ireland (Image: usembassydub)

County Kildare, Ireland (Image: usembassydub)

The Pentagon, Arlington, Va., United States (Image: Ron Cogswell)

The Pentagon, Arlington, Va., United States (Image: Ron Cogswell)

A closer look, The Pentagon, Arlington, Va., United States (Image: Ron Cogswell)

A closer look, The Pentagon, Arlington, Va., United States (Image: Ron Cogswell)

The Pentagon, Arlington, Va., United States (Image: Ron Cogswell)

The Pentagon, Arlington, Va., United States (Image: Ron Cogswell)

Part of the Flight 93 National Memorial, Shanksville, Penn., United States (Image: daveynin)

Flight 93 National Memorial, Shanksville, Penn., United States (Image: daveynin)

Christchurch, New Zealand (Image: scoro)

Christchurch, New Zealand (Image: scoro used under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike license)

Christchurch, New Zealand (Image: scoro)

Christchurch, New Zealand (Image: scoro used under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike license)

"The Wall of Hope," Providence, R.I., United States (Image: plutor)

“The Wall of Hope,” Providence, R.I., United States (Image: plutor)

Providence, R.I., United States (Image: woneffe)

Providence, R.I., United States (Image: woneffe used under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike license)

Jerusalem, Israel (Image: usembassyta)

Jerusalem, Israel (Image: usembassyta used under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike license)

Jerusalem, Israel (Image: usembassyta)

Jerusalem, Israel (Image: usembassyta used under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike license)

Bayonne, N.J., United States (Image: robtolomei)

Bayonne, N.J., United States (Image: robtolomei)

Bayonne, N.J., United States (Image: sis)

Bayonne, N.J., United States (Image: sis)

"Memoria e Luce," Padova, Italy (Image: usarmyafrica)

“Memoria e Luce,” Padua, Italy (Image: usarmyafrica)

Padova, Italy (Image: usarmyafrica)

Padua, Italy (Image: usarmyafrica)

"Trinity Root," New York, N.Y., United States (Image: tonythemisfit)

“Trinity Root,” honoring a sycamore tree that fell during 9/11 and helped shield St. Paul’s Chapel from debris, New York, N.Y., United States (Image: tonythemisfit)

Tiles for America, New York, N.Y., United States (Image: victoriapeckham)

Tiles for America, New York, N.Y., United States (Image: victoriapeckham)

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Lummi Healing Totem Poles at Congressional Cemetery in Washington, D.C. (David, Lummi 9/11 Healing Pole via Flickr CC BY 2.0)

 

Main image: Anthony QuintanoTribute in Light memorial next to the new One World Trade (2012) via Flickr CC BY 2.0

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