9/11 Memorial Museum Director Alice M. Greenwald presented elements of the museum's exhibition space today for the LMDC board. The board approved $2.29 million in funds that will help support the planning and development of specific elements of the museum’s primary exhibition that's related to 9/11 events. A core component of the exhibition will feature firsthand accounts using audio recordings, including oral histories and testimonies. The stories will convey the extraordinary response, the resilience of New York City’s residents and the experience of being in lower Manhattan after the attacks. These stories will also show the continuing impact of 9/11, rebuilding and renewal. Update: NY1 News reports release of new images. Here's the Associated Press news report published in the Staten Island Advance newspaper.
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One of the ways these compelling stories will be told is through exhibits using multimedia presentations. Components of the "introductory exhibit" will include a soundscape of recordings from people remembering where they were on 9/11. As visitors walk through this exhibit, they will experience personal stories told by people from across the globe. The"Vigils and Gatherings" presentation will include a display recalling the spontaneous public gatherings and vigils immediately following the 9/11 attacks.
Image A, courtesy of Local Projects, shows a mock-up of recovery footage projected on a WTC steel "trident." Image B, courtesy of Thinc Design with Local Projects, shows the "Vigils and Gatherings" display.
By Michael Frazier, Sr. Communications Manager for the 9/11 Memorial