Ground Zero

'The Stories They Tell': Conserving the Last Column

Assistant Conservator Maureen Merrigan treating the Last Column (Photo: Jin Lee) 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 »

Auction of 9/11 Steel Halted in Virginia

Beams from the North Tower of the World Trade Center. Copyright, The Roanoke Times, reprinted by permission. Beams from the North Tower of the World Trade Center. Copyright, The Roanoke Times, reprinted by permission.

The auction of a 9/11 memorial in Salem, Va. was halted after 9/11 Memorial President Joe Daniels urged to protect it.  Read more »

9/11 Memorial Staff Member Remembers Ground Zero Recovery

Lou Mendes, VP Facilites for 9/11 Memorial (Photo: Jin Lee) Lou Mendes, VP Facilites for 9/11 Memorial (Photo: Jin Lee)

Lou Mendes is the Executive Vice President of Design, Construction and Facilities at the 9/11 Memorial Museum. Mendes is one of three staff members who worked on both the recovery effort at Ground Zero and the construction and operation of the Memorial and Museum.  Read more »

Hard Hat Used in 9/11 Recovery Efforts is On View

Steve Nevins hard hat worn during the recovery at Ground Zero (Photo: Amy Dreher) Steve Nevins hard hat worn during the recovery at Ground Zero (Photo: Amy Dreher)

Steve Nevins, who was a New York State police captain at the time, was in the Albany area when he learned that the World Trade Center had been attacked on 9/11. As he prepared to respond to the disaster site, his thoughts turned to the safety of his brother, Gerard Nevins. Gerard was a New York City firefighter with Rescue Company 1.  Read more »

K9 for Kids: Tails at Ground Zero

Frank Shane and Chance view Nikie's display in the Museum's Historical Exhibition. (Photo: Jenny Pachucki) Frank Shane and Chance view Nikie's display in the Museum's Historical Exhibition. (Photo: Jenny Pachucki)

The dogged determination of canines in the days and months after 9/11 cannot be understated. More than 13 years after 9/11, most of these canines are no longer with us, but K9 for Kids, a monthly program at the 9/11 Memorial Museum, presents visitors with an opportunity to learn about them and their service.  Read more »

CBS’ Jim Axelrod’s Visit to Museum Brings Perspective to His Life, Career

Jim Axelrod, CBS News reporter, stands in front of the timeline bearing his name for coining the term "Ground Zero" to refer to the World Trade Center. (Photo: Memorial Staff) Jim Axelrod, CBS News reporter, stands in front of the timeline bearing his name for coining the term "Ground Zero" to refer to the World Trade Center. (Photo: Memorial Staff)

CBS News Reporter Jim Axelrod, who coined the term "Ground Zero" as it relates to 9/11, reflects on that tragic day.  Read more »

Judge: 'WTC Cross' an Artifact, Not Constitutional Violation

In July 2011, a crane lowers the World Trade Center Cross into the 9/11 Memorial Museum. (Amy Dreher photo) In July 2011, a crane lowers the World Trade Center Cross into the 9/11 Memorial Museum. (Amy Dreher photo)

A judge dismisses lawsuit that sought to stop the display of the World Trade Center Cross, ruling that the artifact will help tell the story of 9/11.  Read more »

Museum: A Heavy Machinist's Skills Needed in GZ Recovery

(Amy Dreher photo) (Amy Dreher photo)

Soon after 9/11, U.S. Army veteran Manuel “Manny” Rodriguez resigned from his long-distance truck driver’s job to contribute his skills to the recovery operations at Ground Zero.  Read more »

Thanking the Men, Women Behind the WTC Recovery Effort

Recovery workers are surrounded by debris at the World Trade Center site following the attacks. (Archive photo/Kevin Mount) Recovery workers are surrounded by debris at the World Trade Center site following the attacks. (Archive photo/Kevin Mount)

Today marks the 10-year anniversary of the formal end of recovery operations at the World Trade Center site.  Read more »

Tribute in the Making for First Responders, Recovery Workers

First responders and recovery workers are surrounded by debris at the World Trade Center site following the attacks. (Archive photo/Kevin Mount) First responders and recovery workers are surrounded by debris at the World Trade Center site following the attacks. (Archive photo/Kevin Mount)

Mayor Michael Bloomberg and 9/11 Memorial President Joe Daniels announce a tribute to first responders and recovery workers in recognition of their efforts and the 10-year anniversary of the end of recovery operations at the World Trade Center site.   Read more »