“They will endure in the hearts of our nation because through their sacrifice, they helped us make the America we are today, an America that has emerged even stronger.” President Obama, 9/11/12
Last year, on the chilling 10th anniversary of the September 11th attacks, a beautiful Memorial was unveiled as a tribute to and token of remembrance to those who lost their lives. According to the Memorial, over 4 million individuals have visited within its first year—undoubtedly building anticipation for the final components of the site: an intricate museum and stunning One World Trade Center skyscraper.
The Museum is located at the “archaeological heart” of the World Trade Center complex and intends to honor September 11th through interactive displays, accounts and artifacts. Above ground, One World Trade Center has already transformed New York’s skyline and, once completed, will be the city’s tallest building (reaching 1,776 feet). Aside from providing a great deal of office space and an impressive performing arts center, One World Trade Center is also credited with being the “most environmentally sustainable project of its size in the world” – featuring cooling systems that integrate reclaimed rainwater and electricity generating waste steam.
Perhaps in order to counter growing eagerness and interest in the completion of these two projects, the World Trade Center Foundation designed a thought-provoking website that takes viewers through the architecture, history and content that the Memorial will ultimately contain. For example, they developed a unique feature on ‘Lady Liberty,’ a significant artifact from the site, as well as interactive timelines of the attacks and recovery.
As you take a moment to reflect on this important anniversary, we encourage you to explore the poignant content that the 9/11 Memorial has thoughtfully captured.