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9/11 Memorial and Museum

Elected mayor of New York City weeks after the attacks of September 11, 2001, Mike Bloomberg was instrumental in helping the city emerge from tragedy. In 2006, having led the work of rebuilding the World Trade Center site and reviving Lower Manhattan, Mike began his chairmanship of the 9/11 Memorial & Museum.

The 9/11 Memorial & Museum is the country’s principal institution to honor the memories of the victims, preserve the history, and explore the complex impact of both 9/11 and the World Trade Center bombing of February 26, 1993. The Museum invites visitors to learn about the history of the attacks at the site where the Twin Towers once stood, its dynamic blend of architecture, archaeology, and historical record creating an unforgettable encounter with the story of the attacks.


National September 11th Memorial and Museum President and CEO Alice Greenwald Shares How a Series of Stone Monoliths at the Site of the Memorial – Better Known As the Glade – Came To Be and Its Purpose

The Museum’s 110,000-square foot space features artifacts, images, and interactive displays that document and explore the attacks from multiple perspectives, while its permanent collection forms a unique and important repository of material evidence and primary testimony.

In 2019, the Memorial saw the opening of the Memorial Glade, a dedicated tribute featuring six stone monoliths embedded with steel from the World Trade Center. This structure honors the rescue, recovery, and relief workers, survivors, and members of the Lower Manhattan community who are sick or have died from exposure to toxins at the site in the aftermath of 9/11.

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Top photo: The symbolic “Last Column,” a steel beam from one of the World Trade Center towers, stands near the slurry wall that held back the Hudson River from the site.