Lou Mendes

9/11 Memorial Staff Member Remembers Ground Zero Recovery

Lou Mendes, VP Facilites for 9/11 Memorial (Photo: Jin Lee) Lou Mendes, VP Facilites for 9/11 Memorial (Photo: Jin Lee)

Lou Mendes is the Executive Vice President of Design, Construction and Facilities at the 9/11 Memorial Museum. Mendes is one of three staff members who worked on both the recovery effort at Ground Zero and the construction and operation of the Memorial and Museum.  Read more »

Progress report: Granite is filling 9/11 Memorial pool (Updated X3)

Section by section, panels of smooth dark granite is being installed in the north pool of the 9/11 Memorial.  Nearly 4,000 of these panels - each weighing about 420 pounds - will fill the memorial pool.  The two memorial pools, roughly about an acre in size,  will be lined with the granite. Work to install the stone in the south pool is to begin soon. The pools feature 30-foot waterfalls and are set within the original footprints of the World Trade Center's twin towers. Read more about the memorial pools here  Read more »