Eleven Tears Memorial

Eleven Tears

Eleven Tears is a graceful and elegant tribute to the 11 American Express employees who died on September 11, 2001. The foundation of the memorial, designed by artist Ken Smith, is an 11-sided black granite reflecting pool. Each employee’s name is etched into the granite, along with five words or phrases that describe the person. Drops of water gently fall like tears over those inscriptions. Nearby is a panel that gives further biographical details on each person.

Eleven Tears Memorial

(Eleven Tears)

200 Vesey Street

American Express Tower, Three World Financial Center

(at West Street)

New York, NY 10004


Subway: E to World Trade Center. Walk west on Vesey Street. Use pedestrian overpass to cross West Street. Enter American Express Tower on West Street and Vesey Street. Memorial is on ground floor.


  • Daily 7 am-9 pm


  • Free admission