World Trade Center symbol steel beam. Photo: Amy Dreher.
“What I had done for the families, me and my crew, when we had a little slack time we would cut out some crosses . . . and when they came down, we would give those crosses to the families. And they loved it, they really appreciated it. And it made us feel good,” said Ironworker William Quinlan on making symbol steel.Read more
9/11 Museum educator Jennifer Lagasse reads "The Man in the Red Bandanna" to students at PS 199.
“It’s especially important on the anniversary day to spread the Museum’s presence as widely as we can, and to bring the story of 9/11 to schools across the city,” said Clifford Chanin, 9/11 Memorial vice president of education and programs. “Nothing can replace a live interaction with an educator in a classroom, and we were very pleased to share our lessons with 1,400 students on September 11.”Read more
9/11 Memorial Museum's public program series. Photo: Jin Lee.
Topics at the center of the 9/11 Memorial Museum’s new fall programming include a discussion by former New York Police Commissioner Ray Kelly on NYPD’s efforts to combat terrorism, and an examination of ISIS online recruiting efforts and the challenges journalists face in war-torn countries by reporters from the Wall Street Journal and VICE News.Read more
The North pool on September 11, 2015. Photo by Monica Graff
"The anniversary of 9/11 will always be one of the most sacred of days in our nation's history. We lost innocent men, women and children on that day and speaking each and every name aloud reminds us all that they were individuals who were simply living their lives that morning," 9/11 Memorial President, Joe Daniels.Read more
At just 24 years old, Philippe Petit made history on August 7, 1974 when he walked between the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center on a cable wire. The French high wire artist became famous for this death defying performance.Read more
View of the Tribute in Light from the 9/11 Memorial Museum. Photo: Jin Lee
Six months after the Twin Towers fell, they returned in the form of two blue beams of light illuminating the Manhattan skyline. Since then, they have lit the sky annually as a Sept. 11 commemoration known as Tribute in Light.Read more