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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 »

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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 »

new website supporting 9/11 national day of service is launched

Today, MyGoodDeed.org officially launches 911dayofservice.org, a new website supporting this year's 9/11 National Day of Service. The website incorporates a powerful and innovative tool that makes it easy for individuals to find and support charitable causes that match their interests and provides a range of actions for supporting their causes.  This “powered by MyGoodDeed” application was developed in collaboration with Guidestar, Network for Good, AllForGood, and HandsOn Network.   Read more »

Never Forget, Run to Remember

 Come out and support the second annual World Trade Center Run to Remember on September 5.  Pictured above are former and current 9/11 Memorial staff members, who supported the event last year. 9/11 Memorial Museum Director Alice M. Greenwald is pictured on the far right.Registration for the fundraising event is now open.  To register, visit www.wtcruntoremember.com  Read more »

Fundraising for 9/11 Memorial fuels firefighters' run across U.S. (Updated)

Here's a broadcast from an Arizona news station reporting on the "Tour of Duty" run, a 9/11 fundraising event first reported on The MEMO blog  Read more »

9/11 Memorial Preview site offers "keepsakes" that support Memorial

 More than a million people have visited the 9/11 Memorial Preview Site at 20 Vesey St. At the preview site, they've learned more about the Memorial and Museum and the people killed on 9/11. Often times, they take something with them when they leave  - a pen, a pendant or book commorating the visit.You can find these keepsakes and others like the "Here Is New York" book online at the Preview Site's  Museum Shop. All net proceeds from sales at the preview site goes to building and sustaining the Memorial.  Read more »

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

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