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Recognized Champion for Downtown New York Liz Berger Dies at 53

Elizabeth Berger (photo by Marilynn K. Yee/The New York Times/Redux) Elizabeth Berger (photo by Marilynn K. Yee/The New York Times/Redux)

Elizabeth Berger, widely credited and known with helping Downtown Manhattan rebuild after the attacks of 9/11, has died.  Read more »

Messages of Loss and Hope Return to ‘Last Column’

Maureen Merrigan of APS affixing tribute materials back on the column. (Photo by Jin Lee) Maureen Merrigan of APS affixing tribute materials back on the column. (Photo by Jin Lee)

Conservators have been reattaching tributes to the Last Column inside the 9/11 Memorial Museum.  Read more »

9/11 Memorial, MLB Honor Military Heroes

Some of the veterans on the memorial plaza. (photo by Lauren Weisberg) Some of the veterans on the memorial plaza. (photo by Lauren Weisberg)

Thirty military heroes from around the country visited the 9/11 Memorial as part of activities leading up to the MLB All-Star Game.  Read more »

Brooklyn Students Support the 9/11 Memorial

Visitors on the memorial plaza. (Photo by Amy Dreher) Visitors on the memorial plaza. (Photo by Amy Dreher)

Students from Brooklyn ran a “Penny Harvest” drive to support the 9/11 Memorial.  Read more »

Meet a 9/11 Memorial Host, who Served as a Marine

Tom Brown positioned under the Survivor Tree on the plaza. (9/11 Memorial Communications photo) Tom Brown positioned under the Survivor Tree on the plaza. (9/11 Memorial Communications photo)

A third generation marine is proud to work as a 9/11 Memorial host.  Read more »

An Independence Day Tribute at the 9/11 Memorial

An array of flags alongside the south pool on the plaza. (photo by Amy Dreher) An array of flags alongside the south pool on the plaza. (photo by Amy Dreher)

American Flags adorned the 9/11 Memorial on July 4.  Read more »

Museum Construction is Progressing with Large Artifacts Installation

Operating engineers used grappler claws to lift tangled steel and debris from the pile at Ground Zero. (Staff Photo) Operating engineers used grappler claws to lift tangled steel and debris from the pile at Ground Zero. (Staff Photo)

A number of large artifacts have been set into place as the 9/11 Memorial Museum takes shape.  Read more »

Projected NBA Draft Picks Visit Memorial

Group photo on the Memorial plaza. (photo by Amy Dreher) Group photo on the Memorial plaza. (photo by Amy Dreher)

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Are You One of the 8 Million?

Overhead shot of the 9/11 Memorial plaza. (photo by Joe Woolhead) Overhead shot of the 9/11 Memorial plaza. (photo by Joe Woolhead)

Our followers on social media share their 9/11 Memorial visitor experiences.  Read more »

“Patriot Flag” Visits the 9/11 Memorial

A wide view of the “Patriot Flag” on the 9/11 Memorial plaza. (photo by Anthony Guido) A wide view of the “Patriot Flag” on the 9/11 Memorial plaza. (photo by Anthony Guido)

On Flag Day, a retired FDNY firefighter brought the well-traveled “Patriot Flag” to the 9/11 Memorial.  Read more »