More than a million people have visited the 9/11 Memorial Preview Site at 20 Vesey St. At the preview site, they've learned more about the Memorial and Museum and the people killed on 9/11. Often times, they take something with them when they leave - a pen, a pendant or book commorating the visit.
You can find these keepsakes and others like the "Here Is New York" book online at the Preview Site's Museum Shop. All net proceeds from sales at the preview site goes to building and sustaining the Memorial.
Here's more about the special collection of photos found in "Here is New York."
In response to the World trade Center tragedy, and to the unprecedented flood of images that resulted from it, a unique exhibition and sale of photographs was displayed in a store front in SoHo. "Here Is New York" was not a conventional gallery show. It was something new, a show tailored to the nature of the event, and to the response it elicited. The exhibition was subtitled "A Democracy of Photographs" because anyone and everyone who had taken pictures relating to the tragedy was invited to submit their images to the gallery, where they were digitally scanned, printed and displayed on the walls alongside the work of top photojournalists and other photographers. This book contains nearly a thousand of the more than five thousand pictures that some three thousand photographers submitted for the exhibition.
By 9/11 Memorial Staff