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Honoring Our First Responders

Pictured alongside Joe Daniels are (L-R) Sal Cassano, a firefighter from Center of Groton FD, and Edward Kilduff. (photo by Abigail Mullins, 9/11 Memorial) Pictured alongside Joe Daniels are (L-R) Sal Cassano, a firefighter from Center of Groton FD, and Edward Kilduff. (photo by Abigail Mullins, 9/11 Memorial)

9/11 Memorial President and CEO Joe Daniels directs planning, construction, development and operations for the 9/11 Memorial. Through his work, he is honored to meet many of the families, friends, and colleagues of the nearly 3,000 victims. Daniels will share his personal experiences at the memorial, and much more, in the Thank You for Visiting series on the MEMO blog.  Read more »

Big East Basketball Teams Visit Memorial

Members of the University of Pittsburgh men’s basketball team were led on a tour by 9/11 Memorial staff member Kate Kearney. Members of the University of Pittsburgh men’s basketball team were led on a tour by 9/11 Memorial staff member Kate Kearney.

The basketball teams from Notre Dame and Pittsburgh paid visits to the 9/11 Memorial.  Read more »

Memorial Architect Reflects on Design Process

Michael Arad is a partner at Handel Architects. He worked as a New York City Housing Authority architect before winning the competition to design the 9/11 Memorial. (photo by Joe Woolhead) Michael Arad is a partner at Handel Architects. He worked as a New York City Housing Authority architect before winning the competition to design the 9/11 Memorial. (photo by Joe Woolhead)

Michael Arad discussed the challenges of conceiving the 9/11 Memorial with a leading design magazine.  Read more »

Honoring the Victims of the 1993 WTC Bombing

9/11 Memorial President Joe Daniels places a rose in commemoration by the names of the 1993 victims. 9/11 Memorial Museum Director Alice Greenwald is pictured in the background. (photo by Jin Lee) 9/11 Memorial President Joe Daniels places a rose in commemoration by the names of the 1993 victims. 9/11 Memorial Museum Director Alice Greenwald is pictured in the background. (photo by Jin Lee)

9/11 Memorial President and CEO Joe Daniels directs planning, construction, development and operations for the 9/11 Memorial. Through his work, he is honored to meet many of the families, friends, and colleagues of the nearly 3,000 victims. Daniels will share his personal experiences at the memorial, and much more, in the Thank You for Visiting series on the MEMO blog.  Read more »

Remembering the 1993 WTC Bombing

The names of the six victims on the memorial’s north reflecting pool. (Photo by Amy Dreher) The names of the six victims on the memorial’s north reflecting pool. (Photo by Amy Dreher)

The 9/11 Memorial will remember the six victims of the 1993 World Trade Center bombing in a variety of ways on Feb. 26.  Read more »

Walk. Run. Serve. 9/11 Memorial 5K

9/11 Memorial President Joe Daniels on the memorial plaza talking about the upcoming 5K Run/Walk. (Photo by Abigail Mullins) 9/11 Memorial President Joe Daniels on the memorial plaza talking about the upcoming 5K Run/Walk. (Photo by Abigail Mullins)

9/11 Memorial President and CEO Joe Daniels directs planning, construction, development and operations for the 9/11 Memorial. Through his work, he is honored to meet many of the families, colleagues and friends, of the nearly 3,000 9/11 victims. Daniels will share his personal experiences at the memorial, and much more, in the "Thank You for Visiting" series on the MEMO blog.  Read more »

Ironworkers Donate Mementoes from Original WTC Construction

(Archive photo by Amy Dreher) (Archive photo by Amy Dreher)

Two ironworkers have donated to the 9/11 Memorial Museum their construction-site issued thermoses, used while working on the original World Trade Center.  Read more »

WTC Pioneer Guy Tozzoli, 90, dies

Archive photo of the 110-story twin skyscrapers. (Photo by Fernando Zaccaria) Archive photo of the 110-story twin skyscrapers. (Photo by Fernando Zaccaria)

Guy Tozzoli, who oversaw the design and construction of the original World Trade Center as the Port Authority director, has died. He was 90.  Read more »

Memorial Architect Recalls Tour with Koch

9/11 Memorial architect Michael Arad and former New York Mayor Ed Koch are shown in July at the memorial before it opened in September 2011. (Courtesy photo) 9/11 Memorial architect Michael Arad and former New York Mayor Ed Koch are shown in July at the memorial before it opened in September 2011. (Courtesy photo)

9/11 Memorial architect Michael Arad recalls a personal tour he gave with former New York Mayor Ed Koch months before the memorial opened in September 2011.  Read more »

Create a Team and Support the Memorial 5K

Create a Team and Support the Memorial 5K  Read more »