Through commemoration, exhibitions, and educational programs, the National September 11 Memorial & Museum, a nonprofit in New York City, remembers and honors the 2,983 people killed in the horrific attacks of September 11, 2001, and February 26, 1993, as well as those who risked their lives to save others and all who demonstrated extraordinary compassion in the aftermath of the attacks.
Demonstrating the consequences of terrorism on individual lives and its impact on communities at the local, national, and international levels, the Memorial & Museum attests to the triumph of human dignity over human depravity and affirms an unwavering commitment to the fundamental value of human life.
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The National September 11 Memorial was designed by architect Michael Arad and landscape architect Peter Walker. The Museum entrance pavilion was designed by architecture firm Snohetta and the belowground museum by architecture firm Davis Brody Bond.
The Memorial & Museum’s bounding streets form a protective filter from the bustle of the city. The World Trade Center’s commercial developments cascade in height up to the apex, One World Trade Center, as a collective massing of reverence to the sacred site within, encircling like a spiral around the void left by the absence of the Twin Towers. The Memorial and Museum are positioned around the Twin Towers’ footprints, a location given deference by Daniel Libeskind’s masterplan for the site.
The National September 11 Memorial & Museum includes the Memorial Plaza and the Memorial Museum. The Memorial Plaza is a public space filled with swamp white oaks and features the Memorial Glade, a small clearing dedicated to the men and women of the rescue and recovery effort; two reflecting pools with waterfalls in the footprints of the Twin Towers; and The Survivor Tree, a Callery pear tree that was damaged but survived the September 11 attacks on the World Trade Center.
The 9/11 Memorial Museum is open from 9:00 am to 7:00 pm, Wednesday through Monday. The Museum is closed Tuesdays.
The 9/11 Memorial is open from 9:00 am to 9:00 pm, daily.
9/11 Memorial & Museum
180 Greenwich Street
New York, New York 10007
The 9/11 Memorial Museum serves as the country’s principal institution for examining the events of September 11, 2001, documenting its impacts, and exploring the continuing significance of the 9/11 attacks.
The 9/11 Memorial Glade recognizes the courage, selflessness, and perseverance of the men and women of the rescue and recovery effort.
The 9/11 Memorial & Museum is dedicated to deepening understanding of 9/11’s continuing impact in America and around the world through film screenings, moderated conversations, and performances.
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