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"Like" our newly launched National September 11 Memorial & Museum Facebook Page

On Monday, February 14, 2011, we will officially close our Friends Memorial Facebook account and will move to the new National September 11 Memorial & Museum page. We value the Friends Memorial community and the comments, questions and feedback we receive on a daily basis. Let’s continue the conversation at the new page. Please "Like" the new page at:National September 11 Memorial and Museum The National September 11 Memorial & Museum Page promises to:  Read more »

Progress Continues, 9/11 Memorial on Track for 9/11 Anniversary Opening

The pace of construction at the World Trade Center site has accelerated through 2010, Julie Shapiro recaps for DNAinfo. One World Trade Center, previously known as the Freedom Tower, is 52 stories , Tower 4 is above street level and the 9/11 Memorial  now has more than 120 trees. The survivor tree  Read more »

VIDEO: Joel Meyerowitz Returns to WTC, Photos Then and Now

                           Photographer, Joel Meyerowitz, revisits the World Trade Center nine years later. Above is the TIME video and a link to his photosBy Norm Dannen, Public Affairs Associate  Read more »

All 8,000 Tons of Memorial Steel Now Installed at the WTC

The 9/11 Memorial is just 472 days away from opening on September 11, 2011. The construction momentum is mounting with the achievement of a new milestone -- 100% of the Memorial's structural steel is now in place.  This steel, weighing more than 8,000 tons, is more than was used to build the Eiffel Tower.  To date, more than 85% of the project's concrete has been poured. The total amount of concrete will be 49,000 cubic yards, equaling twice the volume of the Macy’s building in Herald Square, New York.  Read more »

Even from afar, progress of 9/11 memorial clearly visible

Even from thousands of feet in the sky, the two acre-sized 9/11 Memorial pools can be made out.Photographer Joe Woolhead routinely snaps pictures (like the one above) of the construction progress at the World Trade Center site. Find more of his photos here or visit  Read more »