LMDC: World Trade Center Site Memorial Competition: Website Design

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The Lower Manhattan Development Corporation had several requirements for the WTC Site Memorial Competition website, sensitivity being the first and foremost. The site needed to accommodate 3 main phases of the competition while handling spontaneous announcements, members of the press and, well, just about the entire world.
At launch, it announced and showcased the competition finalists. Next, when a winner was chosen, the site’s entire focus shifted literally overnight to handle the announcement and showcase the winning design while still maintaining the finalist designs. Finally, the site opened up all 5201 submissions to the public as a virtual exhibition.
Launch dates for each phase promised millions of hits from users all over the world, on just about every connection speed and device that existed. The design had to be limited to the capabilities of HTML and allow for only anorexic page weights. It also had to please the government, the city, and especially the families of the victims of both the 1993 and 2001 World Trade Center attacks.
Role: User Experience Design
Client: R/GA
Launch: 2003
URL: http://www.wtcsitememorial.org/

World Trade Center Site Memorial Competition Website: Phase 3 Homepage

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

World Trade Center Site Memorial Competition Website: Finalist

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

World Trade Center Site Memorial Competition Website: Winner Statement

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

World Trade Center Site Memorial Competition Website: Browse 5201 By Country

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