Contribute your stories to the 9/11 Memorial Preview Site

0

Comments

Add +
  • 20 Vesey St at Church St

  • The audio booth where you can record your stories and memories for "We Remember"

  • A replica Statue of Liberty covered in tributes, taken from the Fire Department...

  • Harley Davidson tribute to James Cartier by his brother

  • Interactive kiosks

  • An emailed photo of the World Trade Center site

  • World Trade Center site timeline

  • Still from Project Rebirth

  • A young woman who lost her fianc in the September 11 attacks, from Project...

20 Vesey St at Church St

The 9/11 Memorial Preview Site opened to the public today on a street adjacent to the World Trade Center site. The free precursor to the National September 11 Memorial & Museum, set to open on September 11, 2011, displays models, images and animations of future plans for the WTC location. Visitors also have the opportunity to contribute to "We Remember," the completed National September 11 Museum's inaugural exhibit, by recording their personal stories in an audio booth. Click through for more on the museum and a video of the forthcoming National September 11 Memorial & Museum.

The 9/11 Memorial Preview Site opened to the public today on a street adjacent to the World Trade Center site. The free precursor to the National September 11 Memorial & Museum, set to open on September 11, 2011, displays models, images and animations of future plans for the WTC location. Visitors also have the opportunity to contribute to "We Remember," the completed National September 11 Museum's inaugural exhibit, by recording their personal stories in an audio booth.

Click through for more on the museum and a video of the forthcoming National September 11 Memorial & Museum.

The space displays a rotating selection of artifacts from the museum's permanent collection—the majority of which is stored in hangar 17 at JFK Airport—like a replica of the Statue of Liberty covered in tributes from the fire department's Engine 54, Ladder 4, Battalion 9 firehouse, and a Harley Davidson tribute to James Cartier, an electrician who died in the attacks. The complete permanent collection, including a doll found in the wreckage and unscathed china, can be viewed in four interactive kiosks.

The kiosks allow you to view a live webcam feed of the World Trade Center site and e-mail it to a friend or purchase a photo ($4.95). Almost half of the space is given over to the sale of books and other keepsake memorabilia, the proceeds of which go toward the memorial and museum.

The preview site also includes a timeline of the World Trade Center's history and three short films projected onto a large screen: a four-minute clip from Project Rebirth, which mixes annual interviews with nine people affected by the attacks and 14 time-lapse cameras trained on the World Trade Center site; interviews conducted in 25 different North American cities; and the animated look at the completed memorial and museum, below.

Video: Squared Design Lab. Courtesy: National September 11 Memorial & Museum

Users say