Twin Towers

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

The original World Trade Center under construction. Photo by David Bream. The original World Trade Center under construction. Photo by David Bream.

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

Philippe Petit’s High-Wire Walk Between the Towers

High-wire walker Philippe Petit crosses between the Twin Towers, August 7, 1974. AP Photo Alan Welner High-wire walker Philippe Petit crosses between the Twin Towers, August 7, 1974. AP Photo Alan Welner

Sunday marked the anniversary of the infamous high-wire walk between the Twin Towers.  Read more »

Twin Towers Developer John L. Tishman Dies at 90

World Trade Center under construction, ca 1970. Collection of the 9/11 Memorial Museum, Gift of the Photographer, David Bream. World Trade Center under construction, ca 1970. Collection of the 9/11 Memorial Museum, Gift of the Photographer, David Bream.

Real estate developer John L. Tishman has died at the age of 90.  Read more »

Same Spot, Different Photo: Daughter Mirrors Mother’s NYC Trip

At left: Marcela Segovia’s mother in front of the Twin Towers in 1993. At right: Marcela Segovia in front of One World Trade Center in 2015. Photos courtesy of Marcela Segovia. At left: Marcela Segovia’s mother in front of the Twin Towers in 1993. At right: Marcela Segovia in front of One World Trade Center in 2015. Photos courtesy of Marcela Segovia.

Twenty-two years later, 19-year-old Marcela Segovia sought out to recreate the same trip, and photos, that her mother had experienced in New York City.  Read more »

International Flags Fly in 9/11 Museum

This week, 99 international flags were installed in the 9/11 Memorial Museum pavilion to commemorate the victims of 9/11. Visible from the 9/11 Memorial plaza, these flags help to signify the victims’ countries of birth and epitomize the global impact of 9/11.  Read more »

Article Highlights Dedication, Significance of Original WTC

(Photo: Courtesy of Port Authority of New York and New Jersey) (Photo: Courtesy of Port Authority of New York and New Jersey)

The New York Daily News has republished on its website the original April 5, 1973 article that covered the formal dedication of the World Trade Center the previous day.  Read more »

Social Media Followers Share Memories of Twin Towers

(Photo: Fernando Zaccaria) (Photo: Fernando Zaccaria)

In honor of the 42nd anniversary of the opening of the original World Trade Center on April 4, 1973, we asked our Facebook, Google+ and Tumblr followers what they remember about the WTC before the attacks of September 11, 2001. Here is what some of them said.  Read more »

9/11 Memorial Followers Reflect on WTC Anniversary

Followers shared thoughts on the 40th anniversary of the dedication of the World Trade Center. Followers shared thoughts on the 40th anniversary of the dedication of the World Trade Center.

Our followers on social media shared memories of the original Twin Towers.  Read more »

Photographic Studies of the Towers Become Part of Museum Collection

9/11 Memorial board member Craig Stapleton accepts photographic studies of the twin towers. (Courtesy photo) 9/11 Memorial board member Craig Stapleton accepts photographic studies of the twin towers. (Courtesy photo)

Photographic studies of the World Trade Center towers have been donated to the museum.  Read more »

Silverstein Imparts Knowledge on WTC Rebuilding (Updated)

Developer Larry Silverstein at the center of a WTC design meeting. (File photo, Joe Woolhead) Developer Larry Silverstein at the center of a WTC design meeting. (File photo, Joe Woolhead)

Developer Larry Silverstein shares progress report and knowledge on World Trade Center reconstruction.  Read more »