Last Column

A Look at the 9/11 Memorials Registry

Location of the Chester A. Reese Veterans Memorial Park in Malverne, New York. Location of the Chester A. Reese Veterans Memorial Park in Malverne, New York.

The Memorials Registry serves as a digital record of 9/11 memorials throughout the world.  Read more »

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 »

The Lens: Capturing Life and Events at the 9/11 Memorial and Museum

Visitors overlooking Foundation Hall. Photo by Jin Lee. Visitors overlooking Foundation Hall. Photo by Jin Lee.

The Lens: Capturing Life and Events at the 9/11 Memorial and Museum.  Read more »

The Lens: Capturing Life and Events at the 9/11 Memorial and Museum

The Last Column is lowered into the 9/11 Memorial Museum, August 24 2006. Photo: Amy Dreher. The Last Column is lowered into the 9/11 Memorial Museum, August 24 2006. Photo: Amy Dreher.

The Lens: Capturing Life and Events at the 9/11 Memorial and Museum.  Read more »

'The Stories They Tell': Conserving the Last Column

Assistant Conservator Maureen Merrigan treating the Last Column (Photo: Jin Lee) Assistant Conservator Maureen Merrigan treating the Last Column (Photo: Jin Lee)

To thousands of Ground Zero recovery workers, the Last Column represents a symbol of resilience after 9/11. Assistant Conservator Maureen Merrigan recently discussed the work involved with preserving the column as a part of “The Stories They Tell,” a live talk Museum program.  Read more »

More Tributes Featured on Museum Interactive

The IBEW sticker is one of the new Last Column tributes that is being featured on the interactive touchscreens in Foundation Hall. (Photo: Jin Lee) The IBEW sticker is one of the new Last Column tributes that is being featured on the interactive touchscreens in Foundation Hall. (Photo: Jin Lee)

Museum visitors can learn more about additional Last Column tributes using interactive touchscreens in the Museum's Foundation Hall.  Read more »

Messages of Loss and Hope Return to ‘Last Column’

Maureen Merrigan of APS affixing tribute materials back on the column. (Photo by Jin Lee) Maureen Merrigan of APS affixing tribute materials back on the column. (Photo by Jin Lee)

Conservators have been reattaching tributes to the Last Column inside the 9/11 Memorial Museum.  Read more »

9/11 Memorial Museum revealed (Updated X3)

A sloping ramp will lead visitors into bedrock and into the space of the 9/11 Memorial Museum. Yesterday, a small group of news reporters and 9/11 victims' families members were led on a tour of the space by Memorial Museum Director Alice Greenwald and museum architects Steven Davis and Mark Wagner. The tour walked under the high-ceiling chamber, by the so-called Survivors Staircase and the Last Column.Update: Here's the AP report. In the  Read more »

WTC steel that remained standing in 9/11 aftermath returns to the place 'they were born.' (Updated)

Hundreds of tons of remnant steel from the 2001 World Trade Center disaster has arrived home. That home may not be where you think.According to an Associated Press report  Read more »