From the Memorial

Lower Manhattan resident captures 9/11 destruction in vivid detail

Above: Two photos depict the scene of lower Manhattan after the World Trade Center towers fell on Sept. 11.  The first photo (left) is an image of Battery Park covered in ash.  The second photo  is the scene at Battery Park Pier as many people tried to leave Manhattan via ferry boats.  (Photos by Hiro Oshima)The above photographs, taken by New Yorker Hiro Oshima, show the images he saw when he evacuated his lower Manhattan residence on Sept. 11.  The images are now part of the  Read more »

Meet Joe Daniels, the 9/11 Memorial President

Joe Daniels is not your ordinary CEO.  He has run with the bulls in Pamplona, bungee jumped 330 feet in the Alps, and attempted a 360-degree turn while skiing in Colorado.Daniels currently serves as the President and CEO of the National September 11 Memorial & Museum  Read more »

NYT Reporter discusses taliban militants in pakistan

Two-time Pulitzer prize winner David Rohde discussed his seven-month captivity with the Taliban as part of the "9/11, Today and Tomorrow" speakers series Wednesday night at the 9/11 Memorial Preview Site, 20 Vesey St.  The New York Times reporter discussed the “Taliban mini-state” that is “alive and thriving in Pakistan.”  Read more »

Actor robert de niro joins 9/11 memorial to show signs of support (Updated X3)

The National September 11 Memorial & Museum was joined today by Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg, Oscar-winning actor Robert De Niro, 9/11 Memorial President Joe Daniels and members of the business community who gathered in Tribeca to encourage businesses to take part in the Signs of Support initiative.  Read more »

9/11 memorial construction continues moving forward

Above: Two photographs show the ongoing construction of the 9/11 Memorial with the first (left) displaying the beginning steps of reconstruction at the World Trade Center site in 2007, while the second photo shows the site as it looks today.  (Photos by Joe Woolhead)Since construction officially began on the National September 11 Memorial and Museum in 2006, the World Trade Center site has transformed.  Read more »

rsvp now to hear NYT reporter discuss escape from the taliban in the 9/11 speaker series tomorrow

The asking price for David Rohde's release was $25 million.Tomorrow evening, two-time Pulitzer prize winner Rohde will discuss his seven-month captivity with the Taliban as part of the "9/11, Today and Tomorrow" Speakers Series.  The New York Times reporter is set to talk about the Taliban mini-state currently training suicide attackers and roadside bomb-makers who kill Afghan, American and Pakistani soldiers.The "Escaping the Taliban" event featuring Rohde is Wednesday, June 23 at 6:30 p.m. at the  Read more »

People make history by capturing 9/11 events

This photo, taken of a man making a call the first day the New York Stock Exchange opened after the Sept. 11 attacks, was captured by Harry Zernike. It can now be viewed through the National September 11 Memorial & Museum’s Make History initiative.Following the events of 9/11, major communication lines in lower Manhattan were down, making it impossible for business to run as usual.  The New York Stock Exchange reopened September 17 after almost a week of inactivity, as did many other downtown businesses.  Read more »

behind the lense: the man photographing the world trade center site

Since construction began on the National September 11 Memorial & Museum, there’s been one man who’s seen every angle, view and development.Joe Woolhead, the photographer capturing the World Trade Center site and memorial and museum’s construction, is working together with Silverstein Properties to document the progress.  Read more »

9/11 Memorial Preview Site attracts visitors from around the world

Travelers across the United States and globe are coming to visit the 9/11 Memorial Preview Site, 20 Vesey St.“It’s part of the New York story and the world story,” said Arturo Cuenca speaking on the events of Sept. 11.  Cuenca, from Spain's Basque Country, stopped by the site June 15 during his first visit to New York City.  Read more »

Paramedic thanks visitors on first responders' day

Last Saturday, hundreds of first responders from across the country, who worked on the rescue and recovery efforts at Ground Zero in lower Manhattan, gathered for a day of reunion and remembrance.  Hundreds of visitors came out to show their support during the First Responders' Day events, which featured a parade, a concert, workshops and many other commemorative activities.Education and Partnerships Manager Katie Gora and I posted ourselves at the  Read more »