The Foundation believes this perpetual memorial will instill a need for work place health and safety education, training and implementation. This memorial will embrace workers from every vocation, regardless of ethnic background or economic prominence.

We need support from communities, industries, public and private organizations, local, state and federal governments to accomplish the task of building Workers Memorial Commons.

Donations and Materials needed:

  • Bronze for central sculpture and hands-on replica
  • Reflective pool and mechanicals for central sculpture and replica
  • Concrete for foundation, pylons, benches and walks
  • Landscape resources, ground cover, trees and sod
  • Electrical for lighting and mechanicals
  • Plumbing for reflective pool and small fountain in retreat area
  • Funding for construction services and materials not donated

We live in a global economy with multi-national communities in every state.  Tuscaloosa Alabama is a prime example with sister cities in Narashino, Japan and Schorndorf, Germany, as well as numerous international corporations throughout the West Alabama area.  Workers Memorial Commons will be a tribute for workers of all nationalities and accentuate our responsibility to ensure security and safety in the workplace.

Workers Memorial Day is gaining recognition around the world as an International Day of Mourning for those killed or injured by work place hazards.  Committee members have traditionally planted trees and placed plaques at selected public locations to commemorate those workers that have lost their lives or been injured at work during the previous year. 

Contact Information

    Workers Memorial Commons Foundation, Inc.
      1923 Culver Road                             P.O. Box 20264
      Tuscaloosa, Alabama 35401            Tuscaloosa, Alabama 35402
    Executive Director                             Development Director
      James M. Crowder                               Woody Colangelo
      1923 Culver Road                                 7300 Stormy Lane
      Tuscaloosa, Alabama 35401                 Northport, Alabama 35473
      P: 205.758.4476   F: 205.758.4479           P: 205.343.1559  F: 205.758.4479

Workers Memorial Commons Foundation, Inc.


Workers Memorial Commons Foundation, Inc. was established in June 22, 2007, to construct and maintain Workers Memorial Commons on the River Walk in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. Workers Memorial Commons Foundation, a 501(c)(3) public charity, is managed by a volunteer staff.

The Foundation's goal is to build the Memorial with in-kind services, donated materials and sponsorships from businesses, organizations and individuals. Workers Memorial Commons will be the first memorial that embraces every worker regardless of vocation, ethnic background or economic prominence.

                  Central Sculpture

This bronze fifteen foot central sculpture supporting a section of I-beam from Tower One of the World Trade Center will be displayed in a negative edge reflective pool at the entrance of Workers Memorial Commons. The stylized bronze arms represent every worker killed or injured on the job including the 2749 people who were working and perished on September 11. The bronze arms extend upward out of the rubble illustrating the unrelenting drive to rise and rebuild time and time again.