Joe Daniels

Leading the transition from plan to reality

Meet James T. Connors, a commercial real estate veteran with more than two decades of experience. He has been appointed as Executive Vice President of Operations for the National September 11 Memorial & Museum. 9/11 Memorial President Joe Daniels said Jame's "breadth of experience will help the Memorial & Museum to transition seamlessly from construction to operation." Here's a story on James that previously ran in Crain's New York  Read more »

9/11 Memorial reaches major construction milestone (UPDATED X2)

The 9/11 Memorial pools - each about an acre in size - are now completely framed in steel.  9/11 Memorial President Joe Daniels said the construction achievement is "a true marker of progress at the World Trade Center site with these two pools helping to fulfill a promise to pay tribute and to rebuild  the void left in the wake of the 9/11 attacks."The Memorial is on track to open in 2011.  Read more »

Come listen to a UNIQUE COLLECTION OF 9/11 AUDIO RECORDINGS (Updated X2)

The National September 11 Memorial & Museum and StoryCorps are sharing with the public recorded 9/11 remembrances and a  rotating exhibition of artifacts at the 9/11 Memorial Preview Site, 20 Vesey St., in Manhattan. Check out some of those recordings and a story in The New York Times. The above Fox 5  Read more »

Welcome to THE MEMO, a blog for everyone

Walking into the Memorial and Museum offices today, I passed the same wall clock that I pass every day.  Instead of the time, the clock displays the number of days until the permanent, public opening of the Memorial on September 11, 2011. Today, that number is 534—we’re less than a year and a half away.  Read more »