World Trade Center

Twin Towers Developer John L. Tishman Dies at 90

World Trade Center under construction, ca 1970. Collection of the 9/11 Memorial Museum, Gift of the Photographer, David Bream. World Trade Center under construction, ca 1970. Collection of the 9/11 Memorial Museum, Gift of the Photographer, David Bream.

Real estate developer John L. Tishman has died at the age of 90.  Read more »

WTC Transportation Hub Oculus to Open in March

View of the World Trade Center Transportation Hub from the 9/11 Memorial. Photo by Jin Lee. View of the World Trade Center Transportation Hub from the 9/11 Memorial. Photo by Jin Lee.

The World Trade Center Transportation Hub will open in March.  Read more »

Same Spot, Different Photo: Daughter Mirrors Mother’s NYC Trip

At left: Marcela Segovia’s mother in front of the Twin Towers in 1993. At right: Marcela Segovia in front of One World Trade Center in 2015. Photos courtesy of Marcela Segovia. At left: Marcela Segovia’s mother in front of the Twin Towers in 1993. At right: Marcela Segovia in front of One World Trade Center in 2015. Photos courtesy of Marcela Segovia.

Twenty-two years later, 19-year-old Marcela Segovia sought out to recreate the same trip, and photos, that her mother had experienced in New York City.  Read more »

A Standout Among a Firefighting Legacy Teeming with Courage

Radio used by FDNY Fire Chief Peter J. Ganci Jr. (Photo by Collections staff) Radio used by FDNY Fire Chief Peter J. Ganci Jr. (Photo by Collections staff)

Fire Chief Peter J. Ganci Jr. ended up beneath the rubble of the fallen tower, his emergency radio busted in the collapse.  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 »

Construction Progress Marks Rebirth of WTC

The Oculus structure at the World Trade Center Transportation Hub, located near the 9/11 Memorial and Museum, is expected to become open to limited pedestrian traffic next month. (Photo: Jin Lee) The Oculus structure at the World Trade Center Transportation Hub, located near the 9/11 Memorial and Museum, is expected to become open to limited pedestrian traffic next month. (Photo: Jin Lee)

Several media outlets have recently detailed the revitalization of Lower Manhattan and the rebuilding of the World Trade Center site, which is flourishing more than 13 years after the attacks of 9/11.  Read more »

Shoes Symbolize Acts of Compassion During 9/11 Evacuations

Fred Segro, a 9/11 survivor at the WTC, recently donated these shoes to the Museum. (Photo: Jin Lee) Fred Segro, a 9/11 survivor at the WTC, recently donated these shoes to the Museum. (Photo: Jin Lee)

The 9/11 Memorial Museum recently acquired a new pair of men’s shoes for its permanent collection. The shoes symbolize the acts of compassion and kindness extended in the face of disaster.  Read more »

Article Highlights Dedication, Significance of Original WTC

(Photo: Courtesy of Port Authority of New York and New Jersey) (Photo: Courtesy of Port Authority of New York and New Jersey)

The New York Daily News has republished on its website the original April 5, 1973 article that covered the formal dedication of the World Trade Center the previous day.  Read more »

Tickets Go on Sale Tomorrow for One World Observatory

One World Trade Center near the 9/11 Memorial. (Photo: Jin Lee) One World Trade Center near the 9/11 Memorial. (Photo: Jin Lee)

One World Observatory located at One World Trade Center will open its doors to visitors on May 29, 2015, and tickets go on sale tomorrow, April 8 at 10 a.m.  Read more »

Social Media Followers Share Memories of Twin Towers

(Photo: Fernando Zaccaria) (Photo: Fernando Zaccaria)

In honor of the 42nd anniversary of the opening of the original World Trade Center on April 4, 1973, we asked our Facebook, Google+ and Tumblr followers what they remember about the WTC before the attacks of September 11, 2001. Here is what some of them said.  Read more »