World Trade Center

On the Wings of memory, Flight attendant's story makes a full circle

Arkansas native Sara Low, 28, had logged only a few years as a flight attendant before boarding California-bound Flight 11 in Boston’s Logan Airport in the early morning hours of Sept. 11, 2001. After terrorists seized control of American Airlines Flight 11, authorities believe that Sara gave her telephone calling card to fellow flight attendant, Madeline Amy Sweeney, who used an “airfone” to relay critical information to the ground.  Read more »

Signs of Support: Merchants hospitality backs the 9/11 memorial

 The view–gorgeous.  The pizza—divine.  Take a moment and stop by the Merchants River House. If you are looking for casual ambiance, American fare, and a view you can show off to your visiting mother-in-law, Merchants River House is your place. Formerly known as Steamers Landing, the Merchants River House caters to a crowd less interested in endless seafood and more interested in making their dollar go the extra mile.  The prices have dropped, but the quality remains, the Downtown Express  Read more »

'The Daily Show' Host Jon Stewart joins 9/11 Memorial's Board of Directors (Updated X3)

Above: Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Jon Stewart share the stage at annual 9/11 Memorial benefit dinner in September. "The Daily Show" host John Stewart was appointed today to the National September 11 Memorial & Museum's board of directors.  Mayor Michael Bloomberg, who's chairman of the board, introduced Stewart to the now 48-member board during its quarterly meeting. Stewart thank the mayor, the board and said he would do whatever he could do to help.    Read more »

H.E.A.R.T. 9/11 Take Part in 'The Diary' Exhibit at Morgan Library & Musuem (Updated)

 A selection of writings by members of  H.E.A.R.T. 9/11 are being featured in an exhibit at the Morgan Library Museum until May 22.  H.E.A.R.T. 9/11 is a volunteer disaster response nonprofit organization.  Read more »

NYC, 9/11 Memorial Top Travel Destination Across the Board

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New social network Broadcastr shares audio from the 9/11 Memorial Museum's permanent archive

 The 9/11 Memorial has just recently announced a featured partnership with Broadcastr, a new social-media platform for location-based audio. Selections from the 9/11 Memorial Museum’s permanent archive of oral history and remembrances will be regularly updated and available on the site’s growing network.  Read more »

911 Documentary Film, Project Rebirth, Debuts at Sundance

After $9.5 million in donations, eight years of filming, and countless hours of interviews, Project Rebirth will debut on Jan. 21 at the Sundance Film Festival in Utah. The Battery Broadsheet reports that the feature length film, “Rebirth,” is ready to begin its “long term mission of educating people about grief and trauma through a real-life historical record.”  Read more »

VIDEO: Fox News gets inside look at bold transit hub planned at WTC

Watch the latest video at video.foxnews.comVeteran anchor Shep Smith is back in this latest clip from the Fox News series, Rise of Freedom. Santiago Calatrava, the Spanish architect who designed the planned transit station at the World Trade Center site, takes us through his studio. Connecting 13 subway lines and the Path, the Calatrava station will become the central hub for thousands of New Yorkers traveling through Lower Manhattan. The station is scheduled to open in 2014.By 9/11 Memorial Staff  Read more »

AUDIO: Therapy Dogs Play Crucial Role After 911

  Rachel McPherson is the founder and executive director of the Good Dog Foundation, a New York City-based pet therapy organization. Rachel trains therapy dogs and brings them to patients in need. Cancer survivors and the elderly have all benefited from the pets who aid in the healing process. But after 9/11, the caring canines would play a role in consoling people emotionally burdened by the events of the attacks.  Read more »

9/11 Memorial Museum Curator: Photo ID Cards Found at ground zero tell stories

Of the items that remained from the wreckage of the World Trade Center, identification cards of personel were some of the most prevalent.  Salvaged by recovery workers and forensic experts from the Fresh Kills landfill, a recovered ID badge was often the only evidence that someone had been in the WTC complex on Sept. 11. Authorities went to great lengths to return IDs to victims’ families and survivors.  Read more »