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On-Location Filming

As a sacred place of remembrance, beauty, and hope, the 9/11 Memorial & Museum will ground your audience in the heart of New York City and allow them to experience the power of this site both as a place of reflection and a symbol of transformative renewal.​

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Why Film at the 9/11 Memorial & Museum?

As a universal gathering place with millions of annual global visitors, the 9/11 Memorial & Museum can play a part in a variety of storylines. We welcome both projects directly related to the attacks on September 11, 2001 and February 26, 1993 as well as those that leverage the site’s special significance within the fabric of New York City.​

Because of the site’s unique sensitivities and deeply personal significance, the Communications Department carefully considers each project’s alignment with our mission. We review filming requests promptly and with respect for your creative process. You may contact us at press@911memorial.org with questions.​

Requirements to film at the 9/11 Memorial & Museum include:

  • Completing our Film and Television Application. We cannot assist film requests until we receive all the information requested through the application.
  • Submitting the application, along with the non-refundable $100 application fee, at least three weeks prior to the requested filming date.
  • Providing a certificate of insurance and a completed location agreement (insurance requirements and agreement provided by the 9/11 Memorial & Museum upon your project's approval). Additional location fees apply depending on the filming’s scope. Fees for filming projects help to support the mission of the 9/11 Memorial & Museum.

Our filming guidelines document provides more details for filming at the 9/11 Memorial & Museum.

Productions Filmed Here

The following is a list of some of the television productions that have chosen the 9/11 Memorial & Museum as a meaningful location for a scene.

CBS' Blue Bloods
NBC's Chicago Fire
Fox's 9-1-1: Lone Star
NBC's The Village

The Physical Landscape

The 9/11 Memorial sits on eight acres of the World Trade Center’s 16-acre site. It features one of the largest open spaces in New York City including two acre-size pools surrounded by more than 400 trees.

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The Artifacts Within

The 9/11 Memorial Museum is 70 feet below ground, providing visitors access to the bedrock of the Twin Towers. The space incorporates the archaeological remains of the towers into 110,000 square feet of exhibition space.

Below are a few of the large, visually compelling artifacts on view in the 9/11 Memorial Museum.

The Slurry Wall

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This underground perimeter wall was built in the 1960s to keep water from the Hudson River out of the original World Trade Center site. The scale of the World Trade Center slurry wall was unprecedented and remains one of the most challenging foundation construction projects in New York to this day.

The Last Column

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The Last Column was the final piece of steel to be removed from the World Trade Center site, marking the completion of the nine-month recovery period. A symbol of resilience and marker of loss, it now stands in the Museum’s Foundation Hall bearing its memorial tributes.

“Trying to Remember the Color of the Sky on That September Morning”

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Memorial Hall

The Virgil quote, which is forged from recovered World Trade Center steel by artist and blacksmith Tom Joyce, is surrounded by artist Spencer Finch's installation Trying to Remember the Color of the Sky on That September Morning. This work is a panoramic mosaic of color that attests to the magnitude of the disaster and incalculable cost in human lives.

Ladder 3

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This emergency response vehicle was parked on West Street near Vesey Street on September 11, 2001. The damage the truck sustained as a result of the collapse of the Twin Towers destroyed the vehicle. The front cab was shorn off and the aerial ladder was partially crushed.

Film and Television Application

Please complete the form below and our Communications Department will be in touch.