World Trade Center symbol steel beam. Photo: Amy Dreher.
“What I had done for the families, me and my crew, when we had a little slack time we would cut out some crosses . . . and when they came down, we would give those crosses to the families. And they loved it, they really appreciated it. And it made us feel good,” said Ironworker William Quinlan on making symbol steel.Read more
Jonathan Ielpi, FDNY Squad 288 (Gift of Ielpi Family), and white birthday rose at 9/11 Memorial.
Today, 9/11 Memorial staff placed a white rose in the name of Jonathan Lee Ielpi on the bronze parapets of the south pool in honor of his birthday. Lee Ielpi spent months searching through the debris at Ground Zero. In December 2001, his son’s remains were found and he carried Jonathan out of the debris pile.Read more
Assistant Conservator Maureen Merrigan treating the Last Column (Photo: Jin Lee)
To thousands of Ground Zero recovery workers, the Last Column represents a symbol of resilience after 9/11. Assistant Conservator Maureen Merrigan recently discussed the work involved with preserving the column as a part of “The Stories They Tell,” a live talk Museum program.Read more