Visitors to the 9/11 Memorial Preview Site are now watching an updated version of the Project Rebirth short film. Screenings of the updated version began Wednesday at the preview site at 20 Vesey St.
The segment integrates new stunning time-lapse footage of the construction of the 9/11 Memorial and World Trade Center Tower One. The pace of construction has been frenetic over the last year and this never-before-seen footage captures the rebuilding effort from some incredible vantage points, enhancing what is already a very moving and poignant short film being offered to preview site visitors.
The short film was specifically produced by Project Rebirth for the preview site. The piece has riveted hundreds of thousands of visitors. Read more about the documentary film project and its director Jim Whitaker here.
The preview site provides visitors with authentic artifacts, detailed architecture models, renderings and an on-site recording booth for collecting 9/11-related stories and remembrances.
The preview site, which has greeted more than 960,000 visitors, is also home to the "9/11, Today and Tomorrow" speakers series, which will continue in the fall. Among the presenters will be Jim Whitaker. More details are coming soon. Log onto The MEMO or check the 9/11 Memorial's website for updates.
By Ryan Pawling, Coordinator of Partnerships for the 9/11 Memorial