Ground Zero

Story Behind the Last Column’s First Markings

The Last Column in the 9/11 Memorial Museum. Photo by Jin Lee. The Last Column in the 9/11 Memorial Museum. Photo by Jin Lee.

The Last Column is covered in markings and affixed memorabilia left by rescue and recovery workers. Learn the story behind its first markings.  Read more »

9/11 Museum Program Highlights Stories Behind FEMA Photographs

FEMA photographer Andrea Booher and Amy Weisser at the 9/11 Memorial Museum auditorium. Photo by Ben Hider. FEMA photographer Andrea Booher and Amy Weisser at the 9/11 Memorial Museum auditorium. Photo by Ben Hider.

FEMA photographer Andrea Booher recounted the stories behind photographs she took at ground zero that are featured in a new exhibition.  Read more »

Behind the Scenes of Museum’s Newest Exhibition: Hope at Ground Zero

Installation of the new special exhibition Hope at Ground Zero: FEMA Photographs by Andrea Booher. Installation of the new special exhibition Hope at Ground Zero: FEMA Photographs by Andrea Booher.

Today the new special exhibition Hope at Ground Zero: FEMA Photographs by Andrea Booher opened in the 9/11 Memorial Museum’s south tower gallery.  Read more »

New Exhibition Features FEMA Photographs of Ground Zero

FEMA photographer Andrea Booher at ground zero, Fall 2001. Photograph by Doug Welty, FEMA. FEMA photographer Andrea Booher at ground zero, Fall 2001. Photograph by Doug Welty, FEMA.

A new exhibition opening May 18 will feature FEMA photographer Andrea Booher’s stunning photographs of the ground zero recovery efforts following 9/11.  Read more »

Running Toward the Fire: A First Responder’s Account

Ramona Diaz-Allegrini at ground zero. Photo by Andrea Booher. Ramona Diaz-Allegrini at ground zero. Photo by Andrea Booher.

In honor of women’s history month, we are sharing the Sept. 11 story of Ramona Diaz-Allegrini, one of the few female first responders who aided in the rescue and recovery effort at ground zero.  Read more »

Remembering Red Cross Volunteer Who Witnessed History at Ground Zero

Rolla "Bud" Crick's ground zero access badge. Gift of Rolla Bud Crick. Rolla "Bud" Crick's ground zero access badge. Gift of Rolla Bud Crick.

Before his death, Rolla “Bud” Crick, who as journalist reported on some of history’s most significant moments, donated to the 9/11 Memorial Museum the badge he used to access ground zero for what may be considered one of his most meaningful assignments.  Read more »

Unity at Ground Zero

Christmas tree, menorah and cross at ground zero, December 2001. Photo by Kerri Courtney Christmas tree, menorah and cross at ground zero, December 2001. Photo by Kerri Courtney

New Yorkers were united in many ways after Sept. 11, but the spirit of togetherness was especially strong during the holidays.  Read more »

Congress Extends Health Benefits for 9/11 Responders

Visitors tie blue ribbons around the Last Column during a ceremony on May 30, 2015, marking the anniversary of the formal end to the rescue and recovery efforts at ground zero. Visitors tie blue ribbons around the Last Column during a ceremony on May 30, 2015, marking the anniversary of the formal end to the rescue and recovery efforts at ground zero.

The James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Reauthorization Act passed both the House and Senate on Friday, renewing federal coverage for rescue and recovery workers who became sick after working at ground zero.  Read more »

Holiday Ornament Recovered at Ground Zero Donated to Museum

Ornament recovered by Steve Steo at ground zero. Collection of 9/11 Memorial Museum, Gift of Detective Steve A. Steo (Ret.) in memory of Joseph Vigiano Ornament recovered by Steve Steo at ground zero. Collection of 9/11 Memorial Museum, Gift of Detective Steve A. Steo (Ret.) in memory of Joseph Vigiano

A new artifact speaks to the somberness of the holiday season at ground zero.  Read more »

9/11 Memorial Docent Finds Healing in Volunteering

Sonia Agron, a 9/11 Memorial Museum docent, shows a visitor the virtual interactive for the Last Column in Foundation Hall. Sonia Agron, a 9/11 Memorial Museum docent, shows a visitor the virtual interactive for the Last Column in Foundation Hall.

A lifelong New York resident Sonia Agron volunteers as a 9/11 Memorial Museum docent years after volunteering as a recovery worker at ground zero after 9/11.  Read more »