The Survivor Tree at the 9/11 Memorial. Photo by Monika Graff.
This spring, Jin Lee, 9/11 Memorial Director of Photography, recorded the blooming of the Survivor Tree and produced a time-lapse video showing delicate white blossoms sprouting from the tree’s stark branches.Read more
Survivor Richard Eichen and the stranger who drove him home on September 11, 2001. Photo courtesy of Richard Eichen.
Before survivors Richard Eichen and Lucy Gonzales evacuated from the 90th floor of the North Tower he told her, "Lucy, we’re not leaving anybody behind. We got to get out of here, we’re starting to burn."Read more
Active and retired military tie yellow ribbons on the Survivor Tree in honor of Veterans Day this month. (Amy Dreher photo)
9/11 Memorial President and CEO Joe Daniels is honored to meet many of the families, colleagues and friends, of the nearly 3,000 9/11 victims. He will share his personal experiences at the memorial, and much more, in the “Thank You for Visiting” series on the MEMO blog.Read more
Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg, 9/11 Memorial President Joe Daniels, Department of Parks and Recreation Commissioner Adrian Benepe and Port Authority of New York and New Jersey Executive Director Chris Ward today planted the “survivor tree,” marking its homecoming to the World Trade Center site. Bloomberg, who is Chairman of the 9/11 Memorial, also announced the completion of structural steel for the 9/11 Memorial Museum Pavilion.9/11 survivors Keating Crown, Tom Canavan and Ret. FDNY Lt. Mickey Kross also attended the planting of the Survivor Tree.Read more