9/11 Memorial

Travel Report Says 9/11 Memorial Puts NYC Atop 2011 Tourist Destination List

Modest-upstart-turned-global-brand Lonely Planet, which is largely controlled by BBC Worldwide, is a company committed to independent travel, trustworthy advice and editorial independence, according to the company's websiteLonely Planet has released its visitors destination list for 2011 and placed New York City at the top of the ranking.  The reason? The opening of the 9/11 Memorial next year. Here's what the website said:  Read more »

The Lens: Viewing the 9/11 Memorial

Staff photographer Amy Dreher snaps a lot of pictures at the World Trade Center site, documenting the construction progress of the 9/11 Memorial. Amy also trains her lens on the smaller pieces that may be overlooked with a project of this magnitude. Through “The Lens: Viewing the 9/11 Memorial,” readers of The MEMO blog can share some of the unique vantage points captured by Amy. A moveable feast:  Read more »

VIDEO: Touring the 9/11 Memorial, Museum

Watch the latest video at video.foxnews.com In case you missed it: The above video is from Fox News' "The Rise of Freedom" series that features 9/11 Memorial President Joe Daniels, who details the mission of the memorial and museum.By 9/11 Memorial  Read more »

Support the 9/11 Memorial through Museum Shop Online

The 9/11 Memorial is possible through the generosity of its supporters. Visit the 9/11 Memorial's Museum Shop, and find a keepsake for yourself, family members or friends. Remember that all net proceeds from the sales of these keepsakes are dedicated to building and sustaining the National September 11 Memorial & Museum.Thank you for your support and help in building this lasting tribute to the nearly 3,000 people killed in the World Trade Center terror attacks of 2001 and 1993.By 9/11 Memorial Staff  Read more »

9/11 Memorial’s Architect to headline dynamic speakers series

9/11 Memorial architect Michael Arad this month will detail what inspired him to design a national tribute to the nearly 3,000 people killed in the World Trade Center terror attacks in 2001 and 1993 as part of the "9/11, Today and Tomorrow" speakers series. Arad will share early designs of the memorial in the event called "Realizing the 9/11 Memorial" at 6:30 p.m., Nov. 10., at the 9/11 Memorial Preview Site, 20 Vesey St.RSVP  Read more »

Norway Royalty Visits 9/11 Memorial, Recalls NY Trip at Time of 2001 Attacks

Norway's Crown Prince Magnus and Crown Princess Mette-Marit at sunrise today toured the 9/11 Memorial, which features the 9/11 Memorial Museum's pavilion designed by Snoetta, a Norwegian architecture firm.  Read more »

Mayor Bloomberg Plants 50th Oak Tree at 9/11 Memorial Plaza (Updated X6)

Above: Left to right, 9/11 Memorial President Joe Daniels, Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Starr Foundation Chairman Maurice Greenberg and 9/11 Memorial architect Michael Arad plant the 50th oak tree on the plaza of the 9/11 Memorial. (Photo By Amy Dreher)At the World Trade Center site, Mayor Michael Bloomberg and 9/11 Memorial President Joe Daniels planted the 50th tree on the plaza of the 9/11 Memorial, which opens in less than a year. Tree plantings  Read more »

Watch 'We Remember” and Vote Today to Ensure Future Generations Learn about 9/11

We all remember where we were on the morning of September 11, 2001. We watched as terrorists attacked our country, striking the World Trade Center in New York City, the Pentagon, and a field in Pennsylvania where United Flight 93 crashed. In one morning, we felt our world change forever.Millions of children around the world today are too young to remember. It’s up to us to teach them and future generations about the events of 9/11 and how, in the aftermath, we came together to recover and heal.You can help the 9/11 Memorial in its mission to commemorate and educate by voting through  Read more »

Video: Mysterious $10k donation to 9/11 Memorial is 'Hope in a Box'

This week an anonymous donor stuffed $10,000 cash in a small donation box at the 9/11 Memorial Preview Site at 20 Vesey St. The windfall was a stunning surprise and the largest cash donation ever. Since discovering the money in the box, which typically receives loose change and small bills, 9/11 Memorial President Joe Daniels has been expressing his gratitude to this unknown benefactor. In case you missed it, here's how the New York Post reported the story.  Read more »

The Lens: Viewing the 9/11 Memorial

Staff photographer Amy Dreher snaps a lot of pictures at the World Trade Center site, documenting the construction progress of the 9/11 Memorial. Amy also trains her lens on the smaller pieces that may be overlooked with a project of this magnitude. Through “The Lens: Viewing the 9/11 Memorial,” readers of The MEMO blog can share some of the unique vantage points captured by Amy. Rebirth:  Read more »