Local Projects was proud to create a custom software application to assist in creating the arrangement of the almost 3,000 names of the men, women, and children killed in the attacks of September 11, 2001 and February 26, 1993. The names will be inscribed in bronze on parapets surrounding the twin Memorial pools. Memorial designer Michael Arad explains that the design concept “allows us to place the names of those who died that day next to each other in a meaningful way, marking the names of family and friends together, as they had lived and died." The 9/11 Memorial went through an incredible process of requesting adjacencies from the next of kin of the victims, creating a massive database of often multiple requests per victim. Local Projects created a custom software application that cross-referenced each of the requested adjacencies to create a draft layout for the Memorial Panels that Memorial Designer Michael Arad could work from to create the final layout. The final layout solved 99% of the requested adjacencies, with some groups requesting over one hundred names.