Visitors descend down a ramp, allowing a progressive view into the space and its enormous scale. The ramp is a nod to the history of construction ramps used at this site, one to build the original WTC complex in the 1960s and another installed during post-9/11 recovery to haul debris out of the site and provide access to victims’ family members and visiting dignitaries who came to pay their respects at Ground Zero.
While descending down the ramp, visitors experience a series of multi-media installations, including photographs of people who directly witnessed the attacks and missing person fliers that appeared in the days following 9/11.
We Remember is the introductory exhibition that demonstrates the extent and global reach of shared witness to the events of 9/11. Recorded in 28 languages spoken by people from 43 countries, the recordings are drawn from the museum’s oral history archive.