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A Ship Forged from WTC Steel

USS New York berthed at Pier 88 on Sept. 8, 2011 (Photo by Scott Koen, M/V LT Michael P. Murphy/via ussnewyork's Flickr) USS New York berthed at Pier 88 on Sept. 8, 2011 (Photo by Scott Koen, M/V LT Michael P. Murphy/via ussnewyork's Flickr)

USS New York commemorates 9/11 in more ways than one  Read more »

Lower Manhattan Tourism has Record-Breaking Year in 2011 with 9.8 Million Visitors (Updated)

Federal Hall on Wall Street (Courtesy photo) Federal Hall on Wall Street (Courtesy photo)

The 9/11 Memorial played role in record-breaking year for tourism in lower Manhattan, Alliance for Downtown New York report shows.  Read more »

A 9/11 Story of Love and Loss

Susan Rossinow with her husband, Norman, at their April 2001 engagement party. Norman died on 9/11. (Photo courtesy of 9/11 Memorial Museum collection, Gift of Susan in memory of my husband Norman Rossinow.) Susan Rossinow with her husband, Norman, at their April 2001 engagement party. Norman died on 9/11. (Photo courtesy of 9/11 Memorial Museum collection, Gift of Susan in memory of my husband Norman Rossinow.)

The widow of 9/11 victim Norman Rossinow recounts how the couple met and fell in love.    Read more »

Experiencing the 9/11 Memorial, Personal to Virtual

A Tribute WTC docent leads a guided walking tour of the 9/11 Memorial (Gary Cirlin photo; courtesy of Tribute WTC) A Tribute WTC docent leads a guided walking tour of the 9/11 Memorial (Gary Cirlin photo; courtesy of Tribute WTC)

There is more than one way to experience the 9/11 Memorial.  Read more »

9/11 Memorial Architect Lectures in Atlanta

9/11 Memorial architect Michael Arad (photo courtesy of Handel Architects) 9/11 Memorial architect Michael Arad (photo courtesy of Handel Architects)

Michael Arad speaks at alma mater Georgia Tech about his vision for the national memorial.  Read more »

Long Island Family Wins ‘American Chopper’

Mayor Bloomberg sits on a custom-built chopper Paul Jr. designed to commemorate the rebuilding at the World Trade Center site. (Ed Reed photo file) Mayor Bloomberg sits on a custom-built chopper Paul Jr. designed to commemorate the rebuilding at the World Trade Center site. (Ed Reed photo file)

Raffle winner now owns a motorcycle built by Paul Jr. Designs to support the 9/11 Memorial.  Read more »

Possessing Undeniable Pull, 9/11 Memorial has Worldwide Visitors

A world map covered in blue represents from which countries visitors have either gone to see the 9/11 Memorial or planned a future visit. (Photo illustration by Kai Twanmoh) A world map covered in blue represents from which countries visitors have either gone to see the 9/11 Memorial or planned a future visit. (Photo illustration by Kai Twanmoh)

From around the world, and all U.S. states, visitors are coming to the 9/11 Memorial to pay their respects and to honor the victims and heroes.   Read more »

Remembering Richard Sheirer

The OEM helmet Richard Sheirer wore on 9/11. The OEM helmet Richard Sheirer wore on 9/11.

Today we mourn the passing of Richard James Sheirer. As the former director of the New York City Office of Emergency Management (OEM), Richard, who many of us knew as Richie, led the coordinated rescue and recovery efforts in the aftermath of the 9/11 attacks.  Read more »