Visitors from around the world leave messages of love and remembrance on the Signing Steel in the 9/11 Memorial Museum.
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Brooklyn-born Jeffrey Giordano lived in Tottenville, Staten Island, with his wife and their three children. A firefighter with New York City Fire Department (FDNY) Ladder Company 3, Jeffrey was also an officer of the New York Firefighters Burn Center Foundation. On the morning of Sept. 11, Firefighter Giordano appeared on a television show to promote the charity before responding to the...
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Artist Donna Levinstone found spiritual beauty in the dust and interprets her emotions into art. Her piece, “Eternal Rest” is on display in the “Rendering the Unthinkable” exhibition at the 9/11 Memorial Museum. [ Link ]
In January 2010, where debris and rubble once resided, the 9/11 Memorial takes shape. [ Link ]

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We’re live from the 9/11 Museum Talk with The Atlantic national correspondent Graeme Wood discussing his book “The Way of Strangers: Encounters with the Islamic State.”
The antenna that was located on top of the North Tower was massive in size at 360 feet tall and responsible for transmitting radio and television signals. This fragment seen in the 9/11 Memorial Museum is almost 20 feet from the original antenna. On Sept. 11, transmissions for most stations failed shortly after hijacked Flight 11 struck the North Tower. All transmissions ceased by 10:28 a.m.,...
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Before joining the P.A.P.D., Alfonse Niedermeyer worked as an attendant at the World Trade Center observation deck where he wore this brown silk tie as part of his uniform. On Sept. 11 he responded to the Twin Towers. Niedermeyer’s tie is a tribute to his service and is on display at the 9/11 Memorial Museum. [ Link ]
“Only in darkness can you see the stars.” - Martin Luther King Jr.
9/11 Memorial Museum visitors stop in front of New York City Fire Department (FDNY) Engine 21. Dispatched to the World Trade Center after hijacked Flight 175 struck the South Tower, the company's truck was parked on Vesey Street under a pedestrian overpass. The front of the vehicle was damaged by flaming debris.
Within days of the 9/11 attacks, New York artist Ejay Weiss rode his bike to Ground Zero to collect ash and grit from the devastation. He incorporated the ash into nine paintings called “9/11 Elegies,” which serve as a metaphor of both the towers’ windows and their footprints. His paintings are currently on display in the 9/11 Memorial Museum’s special exhibition, Rendering the Unthinkable. [...
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Lorraine Mary Greene Lee lived on Staten Island with her husband Johnny. The couple attended tai chi classes together and took annual cruises to Bermuda. On Sept. 11 Lorraine was on the 101st floor of the South Tower where she worked as an administrative assistant at Aon Corporation. She was 37 years old. Her ID card was recovered and donated to the 9/11 Memorial Museum Collection by the Lee...
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Search and rescue dogs worked tirelessly in the rubble at Ground Zero after the 9/11 attacks. Veterinarians and handlers who cared for the heroic rescue dogs recently recorded oral histories about caring for the canines. Their stories are now part of the 9/11 Memorial Museum’s oral history collection. [ Link ]

Museum’s Oral History Collection Expands to Include Veterinarians’ Contributions to 9/11 Recovery Efforts
At 27 years old, Gerard Baptiste, a firefighter with the New York City Fire Department (FDNY) Ladder 9 purchased his first motorcycle, a fixer-upper, and brought it to his East Village firehouse where he intended to work on its restoration. After Baptiste’s death on 9/11, the surviving members of his company took on the project of restoring the “Dream Bike.” [ Link ]

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A hand written note left for Cantor Fitzgerald employee, Joseph Giaccone on the 9/11 Memorial. Joseph lived in New Jersey with his wife and their two children. A self-taught cook, he was known for his Bolognese sauce and homemade bread. On September 11, he was at work on the North Tower’s 103rd floor. He was 43 years old. [ Link ]
We’re pleased to announce our Winter/Spring 2017 Public Program schedule. Throughout the season we’ll hosts experts like The Atlantic correspondent Graeme Wood, VICE founder Suroosh Alvi and other experts to discuss the global impact of 9/11 and its continuing significance.
A native of Ecuador, Azucena Maria de la Torre came to the United States at age 18 to study math and computer science. She lived in Staten Island and in 1997 she joined the Cantor Fitzgerald staff as a project manager and vice president. On Sept. 11, Azucena was in her office on the 103rd floor of the North Tower. Today we honor what would have been her 65th birthday by placing a white rose at...
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Tomorrow’s the last day to get $15 off registration for the 5th annual 9/11 Memorial & Museum 5K Run/Walk and Community Day on Sunday, April 23, 2017. Use code NEWYEARS when signing up.
A 9/11 Memorial Museum visitor stops in front of the New York City Fire Department (FDNY)'s Ladder 3 truck to learn more about their final run. [ Link ]
Rain clouds reflect the light from the 9/11 Memorial pools early Wednesday morning.