Hurricane Maria Memorial Commission

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Honoring the Victims and Survivors of Hurricane Maria

To mark the first anniversary of Hurricane Maria, which struck Puerto Rico on September 20, 2017, Governor Cuomo established a commission to create a memorial honoring the victims of Hurricane Maria and to stand as an international symbol of the resilience of the Puerto Rican community.

The Hurricane Maria Memorial Commission called on artists and architects to submit their design proposals for the new memorial to be located in Battery Park City. In March 2020, Governor Cuomo unveiled the design and the architect-artist team chosen. The total cost of the memorial is approximately $700,000 and it will be completed and open by the first quarter of 2021.

March 2020: Design Unveiled

After a thorough review process, the Commission recommended to the Governor that Puerto Rico-based architect Segundo Cardona and artist Antonio Martorell design and build the memorial.

This memorial will show that this country loves and respects our fellow Americans in Puerto Rico and we will never allow what happened to happen again.

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo

Hurricane Maria Memorial Competition

Calling All Architects and Artists

Honoring the Victims of Hurricane Maria

The Hurricane Maria Memorial Competition is seeking an artist to design and execute the building of a new memorial to stand as an international symbol of the resiliency of the Puerto Rican community.

Memorial Location

The Commission has identified The Esplanade and the Chambers Street Overlook in Battery Park City in New York City as potential sites for the Memorial. 

Competition Timeline

Eligible artists and architects must submit their application and design by October 28, 2019 at 11:59 PM in order to be considered.

Hurricane Maria Memorial Competition

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Ongoing Efforts to Support Puerto Rico

We Stand With Our Brothers and Sisters Until the Job is Done

Since the hurricane's landfall in September 2017, Governor Cuomo has traveled to Puerto Rico five times and has continuously directed critical resources to communities in need.