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Governor Andrew M. Cuomo unveiled the design for New York’s Hurricane Maria Memorial, honoring the victims of Hurricane Maria and standing as an international symbol of the resilience of the Puerto Rican community. The design by Puerto Rico-based architect Segundo Cardona and artist Antonio Martorell was recommended to the Governor by the Hurricane Maria Memorial Commission.
“With this memorial on the shore of the Hudson River, New York State will honor our Puerto Rican brothers and sisters who were tragically lost during the devastation from Hurricane Maria,” Governor Cuomo said. “New York stands with Puerto Rico today, tomorrow and always – and we are proud to celebrate and further strengthen the connection between the Empire State and Puerto Rico.”
On the first anniversary of Hurricane Maria, which struck Puerto Rico on September 20, 2017, Governor Cuomo established the Hurricane Maria Memorial Commission to solicit designs for a memorial honoring the victims and to stand as an international symbol of …