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FDNY 9.11.01 Memorial Wall
The Partners

HOLLAND + KNIGHT - client/patron

The FDNY Memorial Wall was graciously donated to the Fire Department of New York City by Holland + Knight, LLP. For further information on Holland + Knight, please browse to their website using your preferred internet search engine.

FDNY – recipient

The Department’s desire was to establish a memorial honoring those firefighters who gave their lives in service to the public, and to pay tribute to all firefighters worldwide who, regardless of their personal safety, heroically carry out their duties daily.

RAMBUSCH - designer

For 100 years, Rambusch was located in Manhattan until moving to its present Jersey City facility in 1998. Frode C.W. Rambusch, a Danish emigrant active in the architectural arts, founded the Studios. Among the company’s greatest strengths are engineered lighting, stained glass, art metal and mosaic, bas-reliefs in wood, metal and marble, historic restoration, conservation and replication, ecclesiastical art and church interiors. Since their inception, the Studios have continuously worked on commissions in theatres, churches, banks and other public buildings. Today Rambusch is comprised of roughly fifty employees, designers and craftsmen.

JOSEPH ODDI – illustrator

Mr. Oddi works out of Rambusch’s New York City office as Senior Designer and Master Draftsman. Born and raised in New York City, he received his education at the Pratt Institute in New York, and has been with the company since 1984. It was to Mr. Oddi that Viggo Rambusch turned with his initial concept for the Firefighters Wall.


Born and educated in Hungary, Joseph Petrovics has been working, teaching and creating sculpture in the NY area for over 15 years. He has created a number of acclaimed monuments, including a National Iwo Jima Memorial in Connecticut. Joseph has produced many of the Rambusch commissions over the years.

BEDI-MAKKY ART FOUNDRY – metal casting

Thousands of fine art castings have passed through the Brooklyn doors of Bedi-Makky, including some of the best-known monuments in NYC, around the country and the world. These are works the likes of the Iwo Jima Memorial at Arlington National Cemetery, the three-ton ‘Charging Bull’ at the New York Stock Exchange and now the Memorial Wall for the FDNY. Located in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, the Bedi-Makky Art Foundry was established in the 1920s, and has been working with Rambusch throughout their shared history. Bought by employees over the years, its current owners are Istvan Makky and his son, Bill, who continue the bronze casting process in the age-old the tradition.


“Ten House,” on the corner of Greenwich and Liberty Streets. Only Liberty Street separated Ten House from the World Trade Center Plaza. Due to its location the firehouse was severely damaged in the collapse of the Twin Towers. It has since been restored.

THE BARTON GROUP - stonework

Barton has enjoyed continuous operation since 1878 in the heart of the Adirondack Mountains. Used in the field surrounding the dedication plaque, their Barton Mines division donated the magnificently structured Garnet Gem granite from its quarries in North Creek, NY. The sage green stone is peppered with blooms of red garnet, the state gem of New York.


Founded in 1961, Lutron offers a complete line of architectural dimming controls for the residential and commercial lighting markets. They have donated and installed the Memorial’s lighting control system to provide variable illumination throughout the evenings year-round.