From the Memorial

Lady Liberty Replica is centerpiece for 9/11 teaching tools

The extraordinary artifact, “Lady Liberty,” is brought to life online through technology allowing users to learn more about the tributes and memorials placed on the replica that once stood outside a firehouse on Eighth Avenue and West 48th Street in Manhattan.  Following 9/11, the Lady Liberty replica, which measures more than 10 feet, was adorned with police uniform patches, miniature U.S. flags, letters of encouragement and other tributes and memorials.The online application was designed by  Read more »

Remembering 9/11 (Updated)

On this ninth anniversary of the September 11 attacks, we join together in solemn remembrance. Our hearts go out to the families and friends who should never have had to bear such tragic losses.  Read more »

CNN: New Life at World Trade Center Site

CNN provided extensive coverage of the Memorial today. Please view a news story featuring a tour of the Memorial and read an opinion piece by 9/11 Memorial President Joe Daniels on the website by clicking here  Read more »

Introducing the 'Explore 9/11' App

The powerful “Explore 9/11” app has arrived. Download it for free. The app is a guide for deconstructing and understanding 9/11 through the eyes of witnesses. It has three main features that include a tour, a display of 9/11-related photos based on your location and an interactive timeline. 11. The images used for “Explore 9/11” are pulled from the 9/11 Memorial’s “Make History” website   Read more »

NASCAR racers visit 9/11 Memorial

NASCAR drivers Kasey Kahne and Denny Hamlin visited the World Trade Center site and toured the construction site of the 9/11 Memorial. Check out the above video. 9/11 Memorial President Joe Daniels led the racers on the tour. 9/11 Memorial staff  Read more »

WTC 'Tridents' are being installed inside 9/11 memorial museum (Updated x3)

(Eds Note: The installation is ongoing. This post will be updated as developments occur.)The so-called steel "tridents," historic remnants of the Twin Towers’ façade, is being permanently installed in the 9/11 Memorial Museum.  The 70-foot high columns known as “tridents” because of their three-pronged tops, were salvaged from the wreckage of the north tower. Each weighs about 50 tons, and will be on permanent display within the atrium of the Museum Pavilion.  Read more »

Project Rebirth camera provides new view inside 9/11 Memorial Museum being built at WTC site

This week, our team was down in the World Trade Center site to look at the placement for the Project Rebirth camera that has been recording the progress of construction around the Survivors' Stair at the future 9/11 Memorial Museum.  There are currently 14 Project Rebirth cameras located around the WTC site to chronicle the reconstruction efforts.  Read more »


The Members Project Vote Page has been completely redesigned and now better highlights the participating charities with large logos and bright colors. Check it out at, Members Project voting has launched on Facebook. The Facebook voting experience is almost identical to that on You simply have to accept the application and place your vote.  Try out this great new voting experience at  Read more »

First of about 400 swamp white oak trees are being planted on 9/11 Memorial's plaza (Updated X4)

(Click full-screen icon to increase view)9/11 Memorial President Joe Daniels and Port Authority of New York and New Jersey Deputy Executive Director Bill Baroni has welcomed the arrival and planting of the first trees on the Memorial Plaza at the World Trade Center site.  Read more »

The first of 400 trees planned for 9/11 Memorial's plaza is heading to WTC site (Updated)

Update: Several trees were planted on the memorial plaza on Saturday. Return to The MEMO soon for more pictures and information about the planting. Until then, read this story about this landmark tree move that brought life back to the World Trade Center site.  Read more »