9/11 - World Trade Center Memorial


"The definition of a modern approach to war is the acknowledgement of individual lives lost."

              - Maya Lin 


    Rebuilding the WTC

    Narration: Tom Hanks  (9:43)

    The care in constructing the WTC Memorial is a metaphor for the success of fostering community and American resilience in times of great crisis.


    9/11 Memorial, Tribute in Light

    Ten-Year Anniversary    (2:55)

    These videos and photos were taken at the National 9/11 Memorial at Ground Zero on the first two days in 2011 that it was opened to the public.


    9/11 World Trade Ctr. Memorial

    9/11 Memorial Team   (3:18)

    Individuals who played a part in building this memorial describe the site design, and a 9/11 victim's daughter tells what the memorial means to her.


    The Museum within a Museum

    9/11 Museum Director, Architects  (3:15)

    The original space of the World Trade Center site and its remnants are as important to the storytelling of 9/11 as the museum that houses it.


    WTC Symbol of Resilience

    Last Column Removed from WTC   (3:12)

    The Last Column was the final steel beam recovery workers ceremonially removed from Ground Zero, marking the formal end of a long recovery effort.


    9/11 Anniversary Ceremony

    Ground Zero 9/11 Ceremony   (3:57)

    This ceremony at the 9/11 Memorial Plaza has become a tradition for family members of victims of both the 2001 and 1993 attacks on the World Trade Center.