5. “Teardrop Memorial” in Bayonne, New Jersey

Despite its controversial history, the 10-story sculpture, “To the Struggle Against World Terrorism” by Zurab Tsereteli, stands in Bayonne, New Jersey as a grand memorial to the attacks on 9/11.

The “Teardrop Memorial,” as it is more commonly known as, was erected in 2006 as a gift from Russia. The sculpture features a long tear drop made of nickel surrounded by jagged edges of bronze. Below the sculpture are granite plates engraved with the names of the 9/11 victims.

In 2011, a piece of steel was escorted to the memorial and placed next to the sculpture.