From the Memorial

'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 »

A ‘moving’ 9/11 tribute

With rumbling tailpipes, a team of motorcyclists ushered a large World Trade Center beam across Florida.Before the attacks of Sept. 11, the nearly 12-foot-long beam supported a window in the WTC's north tower for more than 30 years, according to a report written by Matt Soergel of The Florida Times-Union.  Read more »

Preview Site Offers Visitors a Chance to Honor, Remember and Contribute

Above:  Two ArtAID ornaments available at the 9/11 Memorial Preview Site, in honor of the FDNY and NYPD. Mike Blackwell describes himself as a “very patriotic person.”   At the time of the Sept. 11 attacks, he was a field training officer with the North Las Vegas Police Department, where he is serving as a police sergeant and K-9 unit supervisor.   Read more »

Online database of photos reflect on 9/11 aftermath

Tributes dedicated to the victims of 9/11 appeared all over New York City in the weeks and months following the attacks.  Photographs of these sites, like the ones taken above by Sylvie Ball, are now part of the National September 11 Memorial & Museum’s Make History online archive.Make History is a collective telling of the events of 9/11 through the eyes of those who experienced it, both at the attack sites and around the world.  Read more »

A president greets a queen

 The recent visit of Queen Elizabeth II of England was special to New York City, her first trip there since 1976. It was also an exceptional moment for 9/11 Memorial President Joe Daniels, who greeted the queen on his birthday as she briefly toured the future site of the memorial.  Read more »

A Living History: The Stories Behind 9/11 Artifacts

“A Living History: The Stories Behind 9/11 Artifacts” is a three-part series written by oral historian Jenny Pachucki of the 9/11 Memorial Museum and edited by Meghan Walsh, communications associate for the 9/11 Memorial. "Three Ensembles: The Seasons of Ground Zero"  is part 3 of 3 in the series. (All photos by 9/11 Memorial staff)/em>NYPD officer David Brink recently arrived at the 9/11 Memorial Museum's  Read more »

George Steinbrenner: Yankee owner, 9/11 memorial supporter

George Steinbrenner, who died Tuesday of a heart attack at age 80, is known for being the chief architect behind rebuilding the Yankees.  He was also a chief supporter behind helping to build the 9/11 Memorial.  Read more »

A Living History: The Stories Behind 9/11 Artifacts

"A Living History: The Stories Behind 9/11 Artifacts" is a three-part series written by oral historian Jenny Pachucki of the 9/11 Memorial Museum and edited by Meghan Walsh, communications associate for the 9/11 Memorial. "Symbol Steel" is part 2 of 3 in the series./em> He knew how to handle a striker and blow torch.  Read more »