Gregory Yee writes for The Post and Courier in Charleston:

Officials announced [June 17] that one of the designers of the National September 11 Memorial and Museum will create a memorial to the victims of the June 2015 mass shooting at Charleston’s Emanuel AME Church.

Michael Arad, a partner at Handel Architects in New York City, said he was honored and humbled to be working on a memorial to the nine victims of a racially motivated attack that shocked Charleston, South Carolina, and the nation.

“I feel very privileged to be here but I also feel the weight of this responsibility and pray that I will find the means to convey the beauty that I’ve seen here in Charleston,” Arad said.

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