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The Lens: Viewing the 9/11 Memorial

(Photo by Jin Lee) (Photo by Jin Lee)

The men and women behind the nine-month cleanup operations at Ground Zero are thanked during a tribute at the 9/11 Memorial on the 10-year anniversary of the formal end of the recovery effort.  Read more »

Thanking the Men, Women Behind the WTC Recovery Effort

Recovery workers are surrounded by debris at the World Trade Center site following the attacks. (Archive photo/Kevin Mount) Recovery workers are surrounded by debris at the World Trade Center site following the attacks. (Archive photo/Kevin Mount)

Today marks the 10-year anniversary of the formal end of recovery operations at the World Trade Center site.  Read more »

L.I. Family Receives WTC-Inspired Chopper

The Ketterer family received a WTC-inspired chopper similar to this one by entering a benefit raffle. (Courtesy Paul Jr. Designs) The Ketterer family received a WTC-inspired chopper similar to this one by entering a benefit raffle. (Courtesy Paul Jr. Designs)

A Long Island family receives a WTC-Inspired motorcycle designed by Paul Jr. of "American Chopper" to support the 9/11 Memorial.  Read more »

Marine Runs 100 Miles in Support of Memorial, Wounded Service Members

This Memorial Day weekend, one Marine will execute a 100-mile run around the World Trade Center to support wounded warriors and their families and to honor the sacrifices of American heroes.  Read more »

Tribute in the Making for First Responders, Recovery Workers

First responders and recovery workers are surrounded by debris at the World Trade Center site following the attacks. (Archive photo/Kevin Mount) First responders and recovery workers are surrounded by debris at the World Trade Center site following the attacks. (Archive photo/Kevin Mount)

Mayor Michael Bloomberg and 9/11 Memorial President Joe Daniels announce a tribute to first responders and recovery workers in recognition of their efforts and the 10-year anniversary of the end of recovery operations at the World Trade Center site.   Read more »

TED Talk Explores 9/11 Memorial Museum

TED.com offers Steve Rosenbaum’s TED Talk on the development of the 9/11 Memorial Museum TED.com offers Steve Rosenbaum’s TED Talk on the development of the 9/11 Memorial Museum

9/11 documentarian gives the “talk of his life” at TED 2012  Read more »

A Tribute to Remember

The Tribute in Light serves as a backdrop to the 9/11 Memorial on Sept. 11, 2011. (Photo by Paul Marantz ) The Tribute in Light serves as a backdrop to the 9/11 Memorial on Sept. 11, 2011. (Photo by Paul Marantz )

To help preserve the memory of the 10-year anniversary of 9/11, the memorial museum is seeking photographs, video and audio from that day at the 9/11 Memorial and during the Tribute in Light that evening.  Read more »

Daniels: 9/11 'Continues to Shape the World in Which we Live'

A visitor stands at one of the 9/11 Memorial's reflecting pools with the museum pavilion in the background. A visitor stands at one of the 9/11 Memorial's reflecting pools with the museum pavilion in the background.

9/11 Memorial President Joe Daniels reflects on when he heard news that Osama bin Laden had been killed in a U.S. Navy SEALs operation.  Read more »

Replica of 'Manhattan' Carpet that Once Adorned WTC Restaurant Now Part of Museum Collection

(Courtesy photo) (Courtesy photo)

A replica of a carpet designed to look like the island of Manhattan that once adorned the Windows of the World restaurant in the World Trade Center's north tower has been donated to the memorial museum.  Read more »