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Help Bridge Gap Between Concept and Reality, Vote for 9/11 Memorial With Members Project

Every day at the World Trade Center site is a new chance for us to make progress on the construction of the 9/11 Memorial and Museum. And every week from now until the end of November is a new chance for you to help us win $200,000.

As we finish building America’s tribute to those killed in the World Trade Center terror attacks of 2001 and 1993, please click here to vote for us to win funding from Members Project. It’s free and easy to vote, and we need your support each week to win these much-needed funds. 

Take a good look and the two above images. On top is a recent photo of current construction on the project. Below it is an architectural rendering of the completed 9/11 Memorial. So many signature elements are already visible, bridging the gap between a concept and reality.

  • Both of the Memorial Pools have been framed in steel, filled with concrete and are almost completely lined with granite stone.
  • Between the pools, the Museum Pavilion’s steel is rising. The Twin Tower "tridents," two large steel remnants recovered from the North Tower façade, stand strong at the site today. With these two 50-ton artifacts in place, Pavilion construction can continue around them.
  • At least 35 trees have been planted on the Memorial Plaza, bringing life back to the World Trade Center site. More than 400 trees will eventually take root at the site to create a vital new green space in New York City.

Help us make history by opening the Memorial on the tenth anniversary. Vote now >>

By Joe Daniels, President and CEO of the 9/11 Memorial