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9/11 Memorial Museum revealed (Updated X3)

A sloping ramp will lead visitors into bedrock and into the space of the 9/11 Memorial Museum. Yesterday, a small group of news reporters and 9/11 victims' families members were led on a tour of the space by Memorial Museum Director Alice Greenwald and museum architects Steven Davis and Mark Wagner. The tour walked under the high-ceiling chamber, by the so-called Survivors Staircase and the Last Column.Update: Here's the AP report. In the  Read more »

Meet Alice Greenwald, 9/11 Memorial Museum Director

Alice M. Greenwald has been working in museums for more than 30 years, a job she loves immensely."You get to shape something from the ground up," she said.Greenwald has been the Director of the 9/11 Memorial Museum  Read more »

The Lens: Viewing the 9/11 Memorial

Staff photographer Amy Dreher snaps a lot of pictures at the World Trade Center site, documenting the construction progress of the 9/11 Memorial. Amy also trains her lens on the smaller pieces that may be overlooked with a project of this magnitude. Through “The Lens: Viewing the 9/11 Memorial,” readers of The MEMO blog can share some of the unique vantage points captured by Amy. After the whistle blows  Read more »

U.S. Flag from WTC destruction is unfurled in honor of war wounded

On a recent Sunday,  The National 9/11 Flag  Read more »

The Lens: Viewing the 9/11 Memorial

Staff photographer Amy Dreher snaps a lot of pictures at the World Trade Center site, documenting the construction progress of the 9/11 Memorial. Amy also trains her lens on the smaller pieces that may be overlooked with a project of this magnitude. Through “The Lens: Viewing the 9/11 Memorial,” readers of The MEMO blog can share some of the unique vantage points captured by Amy. A sight to see.  Read more »

9/11 Memorial Preview Site welcomes millionth visitor less than a year after opening (Updated X2)

Like the hundreds of thousands before her, Vibeke Arensbak traveled to the 9/11 Memorial Preview Site at 20 Vesey St. to pay her respects and learn more about the memorial and museum.   But today Arensbak of Denmark would help the Preview Site achieve an incredible milestone.Arensbak became the Preview Site's millionth visitor, a landmark reached less than a year after the Preview Site opened its doors on August 26, 2009.9/11 Memorial President Joe Daniels said, "  Read more »

Design firm behind 9/11 Memorial Museum’s pavilion picked for work on west coast museum

Snøhetta, the architecture firm that designed the 9/11 Memorial Museum pavilion, has been picked by the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art to design a new wing, which is scheduled to open in 2016. The $250 million expansion is likely to be the city's largest private project, according to a report by the San Francisco Chronicle  Read more »

The Lens: Viewing the 9/11 Memorial

Staff photographer Amy Dreher snaps a lot of pictures at the World Trade Center site, documenting the construction progress of the 9/11 Memorial. Amy also trains her lens on the smaller pieces that may be overlooked with a project of this magnitude. Through “The Lens: Viewing the 9/11 Memorial,” readers of The MEMO blog can share some of the unique vantage points captured by Amy. Tools of the Trade:  Read more »

Video: Help the 9/11 Memorial secure 200K through Members Project

Watch “We Remember” Today and Help Support the 9/11 Memorial in the American Express/Take Part Members Project - Production by the 9/11 Memorial Interns  Read more »

The people behind rebuilding WTC to read 9/11 victims’ names

In case you missed it. The Associated Press reported that the relatives of those killed in the World Trade Center attack will read the names of the dead with the people involved in rebuilding the trade center site as part of the ceremony for the ninth anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.  Read more »