Monuments and Memorials serve as permanent form of Mass Media. Unlike other mediums, these statues and structures are fixed in a single place to commemorate and or represent a distinct moment. Their construction is an effort to solidify an instance deemed important to the global and local narrative. Structures and Plaques throughout Manhattan teach the masses how to remember, mourn and even forget together. Our collective memory and metropolitan identity are linked to these structures. The genesis of each public art piece invites a personal and collective starting point for historical inquiry. They allows us to explore the event in question and those who deemed it important enough to immortalize it.