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The WTC's steel 'tridents' are returning to ground zero (Updated)

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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 »

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

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

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 »

'Structural soil' for memorial trees will provide stability, nutrients

It's more than dirt. The mixture of gravel and nutrient-rich organic material being spread at the construction site of the 9/11 Memorial is the thoroughly-planned  foundation for more than 400 trees.The so-called structural soil has two functions. The gravel helps create space for oxygen and water to reach tree roots, while providing enough stability to handle the plaza it will support. The organic material provides the nutrients to help the trees grow and remain healthy. Worm skin and excrement is part of the organic material combined with the gravel.  Read more »

Commemorative art will be used to educate youth about 9/11

The National September 11 Memorial & Museum has collaborated with the September 11th Education Trust and the Social Studies School Service to create commemorative education resources showcasing the many ways people chose to respond to 9/11 through art  Read more »

Updated version of Project Rebirth short film seen only at 9/11 Memorial Preview Site

Visitors to the 9/11 Memorial Preview Site are now watching an updated version of the Project Rebirth short film. Screenings of the updated version began Wednesday at the preview site at 20 Vesey St.  Read more »