Renderings provided by Squared Design Lab/National September 11 Memorial & Museum.
A place to learn, reflect and remember.
The new World Trade Center forever will be a testament to its predecessor. More than a landmark of supreme national and historic importance, it also is a deeply personal place for many people.
With that in mind, our partner, the National September 11 Memorial & Museum, will provide visitors with a place for contemplation, reflection and remembrance, together with a Museum to teach future generations of the events of both September 11, 2001, and February 26, 1993.
The memorial, designed by the winning team of Michael Arad and Peter Walker, is set within the footprints of the original Twin Towers, on an eight-acre plaza landscaped with a small forest of oak trees. A public contemplative space, it will be the centerpiece of the new World Trade Center.
Complementing the Memorial, a state-of-the art Memorial Museum designed by Davis Brody Bond, LLP, will feature dynamic, interactive exhibitions, including artifacts and personal effects, a resource center, contemplative areas, and innovative educational programming to deepen visitors' understanding. Visitors will be able to view sections of the slurry wall and other remaining structures at the foundation of the site where what was once the world's tallest buildings stood. They will enter the Museum from an entry pavilion, designed by Snøhetta, that features two of the original World Trade Center’s tridents – signature architectural elements from the base of the Towers.
For more information, visit www.national911memorial.org.