Remembering the first attack on the World Trade Center
1993 WTC Bombing
A small cell of terrorists, with links to a local radical mosque and broader Islamist terror networks, detonated approximately 1,200 pounds of explosives on February 26, 1993, at 12:18 p.m. Six people were killed and more than 1,000 were injured.
In recognition of the 25th anniversary of the first attack on the World Trade Center, the 9/11 Memorial Museum is hosting dedicated programs and commemorative activities throughout the month of February.
A series of public programs, discussions and performances are scheduled throughout the month of February. The events are free to attend, but registration is required.
ASL SLAM FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 9 The second edition of this program explored the themes and stories of the 1993 World Trade Center Bombing and September 11, 2001, attacks through poetry, literature, songs and performance. This program was offered in ASL only, without voice interpretation.
COMMUNITY PROGRAM: 25 YEARS LATER: THE 1993 WORLD TRADE CENTER BOMBING, THEN AND NOW MONDAY, FEBRUARY 12 The 9/11 Memorial and Museum, in partnership with VOICES of September 11th, invited those affected by the 1993 and 9/11 attacks to join us for a program and reception. The program featured personal stories told by those who experienced the 1993 attack firsthand and a discussion about long-term emotional recovery. Watch the full program below:
PROSECUTING THE 1993 BOMBERS THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 22 The 1993 bombing of the World Trade Center marked the first time the Twin Towers were attacked by terrorists. Former U.S. Attorney Mary Jo White of the Southern District of New York oversaw the prosecution of the plotters. To mark the 25th anniversary of the bombing, White visited the 9/11 Memorial Museum to discuss the challenges of prosecuting terrorism and her role in bringing the perpetrators of the 1993 attack to justice.
25th ANNIVERSARY REMEMBRANCE MONDAY, FEBRUARY 26 As the Museum does every February 26, we gathered together on the Memorial plaza around 12:15 p.m. with 1993 survivors, families, first responders and the downtown community to say aloud the names of those killed that day: John DiGiovanni, Robert Kirkpatrick, Stephen A. Knapp, William Macko, Wilfredo Mercado and Monica Rodriguez Smith and her unborn child.
Commemorative Installation: Remembering the 1993 Bombing at the World Trade Center
Remembering the 1993 Bombing at the World Trade Center is a special month-long installation that tells the story of the bombing plot, its effects on the World Trade Center and the effort to bring the perpetrators to justice.