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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 »

9/11 Memorial Welcomes One World Observatory

View of One World Trade Center from 9/11 Memorial Plaza (Photo: Jin Lee) View of One World Trade Center from 9/11 Memorial Plaza (Photo: Jin Lee)

Today, One World Observatory opens its doors to the world. The beautiful One World Trade Center has helped reclaim the skyline of New York City and now, for years to come, millions of visitors will be a part of seeing the unmatched vistas that it offers.  Read more »

Participants Prepare for 1 WTC Stair Climb

One World Trade Center. (Photo: Jin Lee) One World Trade Center. (Photo: Jin Lee)

About 1,000 participants will ascend 180 flights of stairs in honor of the first responders who died on 9/11 in an upcoming charity event at One World Trade Center on May 17.  Read more »

Construction Progress Marks Rebirth of WTC

The Oculus structure at the World Trade Center Transportation Hub, located near the 9/11 Memorial and Museum, is expected to become open to limited pedestrian traffic next month. (Photo: Jin Lee) The Oculus structure at the World Trade Center Transportation Hub, located near the 9/11 Memorial and Museum, is expected to become open to limited pedestrian traffic next month. (Photo: Jin Lee)

Several media outlets have recently detailed the revitalization of Lower Manhattan and the rebuilding of the World Trade Center site, which is flourishing more than 13 years after the attacks of 9/11.  Read more »

John Boehner, Ash Carter Pay Respects at Memorial, Museum

Defense Secretary Ash Carter places a wreath on the 9/11 Memorial. (Photo: Jin Lee) Defense Secretary Ash Carter places a wreath on the 9/11 Memorial. (Photo: Jin Lee)

U.S. government officials, House Speaker John Boehner and Defense Secretary Ash Carter, honored the victims of 9/11 last week at the 9/11 Memorial and Museum.  Read more »

New Video Highlights Survivor Tree Seedling Program

The Survivor Tree on the 9/11 Memorial plaza. (Photo: Jin Lee) The Survivor Tree on the 9/11 Memorial plaza. (Photo: Jin Lee)

For the last five years, filmmaker Scott Elliott has been creating an independent documentary titled “The Trees” about the 9/11 Memorial.  Read more »

WTC Observatory Elevator Shows 515 Years of NYC

One World Trade Center towers above the 9/11 Memorial. (Photo: Jin Lee) One World Trade Center towers above the 9/11 Memorial. (Photo: Jin Lee)

The One World Observatory opens May 29, and an elevator trip from the bottom floor to the 102nd floor includes an animated, three-dimensional panoramic view of the tip of Manhattan from the 16th century to present day.  Read more »

Bible Represents Compassion of First Responders After Attacks

Police Officer’s Bible presented to the 9/11 Museum by Oklahoma City Police Department Chief Chaplain Jack Poe (Gift of Jack Poe). Police Officer’s Bible presented to the 9/11 Museum by Oklahoma City Police Department Chief Chaplain Jack Poe (Gift of Jack Poe).

A bible donated to the 9/11 Memorial Museum symbolizes the bonds of grief, compassion, hope and resilience shared by responders and survivors of terrorist attacks in both Oklahoma City and NYC.  Read more »

Survivor Tree Seedlings Link NYC, OKC

A clone of a 9/11 Memorial Survivor Tree seedling in Oklahoma. (Photo: Courtesy of Ron Vega) A clone of a 9/11 Memorial Survivor Tree seedling in Oklahoma. (Photo: Courtesy of Ron Vega)

Ron Vega, the 9/11 Memorial's director of design and construction, discusses how survivor tree seedlings help link New York City and Oklahoma City in honor of the OKC bombing 20th anniversary.  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 »