September 11 World Trade Center Site Memorial Ceremony Remembrance 2007
September 11 World Trade Center Site Memorial Ceremony and Remembrance 2011 – Tenth Anniversary
Ground Zero in Manhattan, NYC
9-11 Tenth Anniversary, New York City
10th Anniversary of 9/11 – Events and Memorials
2011 marks the 10th Anniversary of September 11. New Yorkers from all walks of life will gather at different events all over the city to honor and remember the victims of 9/11.
9/11 Memorial and Museum
The 9/11 Memorial will be dedicated on September 11, 2011 in a special ceremony for victims’ families. The Memorial opens to the public on September 12, 2011 with the reservation of a visitor pass.
The dedication ceremony will be attended by President Barack Obama, Governor Andrew Cuomo, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, Mayor Michael Bloomberg, and other past and present leaders.
The museum will include two square pools, where the foot prints of the Twin Towers once stood.The names of the nearly 3,000 victims of the September 11, 2001 and February 26, 1993 terrorist attacks will be inscribed on bronze panels lining the two pools. Waterfalls will cascade down all four sides of each pool, creating a special place for remembrance and reflection.
Annual September 11 Memorial Ceremony at Ground Zero
The 9/11 Memorial Ceremony will take place at Ground Zero on September 11, 2011. The ceremony will include reading the names of all those who perishes in the attcks. However, only family members of victims of the 9/11 terrorist attacks will be able to participate in the ceremony.
Tributes in Light
The Tribute in Light will return on September 11, 2011. Two huge beams of light will shine up at the sky, re-creating the Twin Towers, in spirit. the Tribute in Lights will be illuminated from dusk on September 11 until dawn the next day.
Hand in hand – Human Chain along the Lower Manhattan Waterfront
In the spirit of the fellowship and unity that brought New York together in the wake of the September 11 attacks, Community Board 1 invites you to join other New Yorkers for Hand in Hand — Remembering 9/11 and stand together to show resilience, unity and remembrance.
On Saturday, September 10th, 2011 at 8:46am, to commemorate the 10 year anniversary of the September 11th attacks, thousands of people will grasp hands to form a human chain along the waterfront from the tip of Lower Manhattan heading north. It is also suggested that participants visit historic Battery Park where they can post a message or memento on the Wall of Remembrance, portions of which will be displayed at the 9/11 Memorial Museum for years to come.
The event is FREE, but pre-registration is required.
Here Is New York: Revisited – Photography Exhibit
School of Visual Arts (SVA) presents “here is new york: Revisited,” an exhibition that pays tribute to “here is new york,” the impromptu display of photographs in a vacant storefront in SoHo that was a collective creative response to the devastation of 9/11. Featuring some 300 of the 5000 images submitted by 3000 photographers of all walks of life, the exhibition captures a community’s attempt to grapple with events that continue to haunt both the city and the nation. In observance of the 10th anniversary of 9/11, “here is new york: Revisited” will be on view at the Westside Gallery, 133/141 West 21 Street, New York City, from September 6 – 17, 2011.
For more information, please visit the Families of September 11, Inc. (a nonprofit organization) website.
September 11 Attack
On September 11, 2001 at 8:46 a.m., Al Qaeda suicide hijackers crashed American Airlines Flight 11 into the northern facade of the North Tower. Seventeen minutes later, at 9:03 a.m., a second team of hijackers crashed United Airlines Flight 175 into the South Tower, which collapsed at 9:59 a.m. At 10:28 a.m., the North Tower collapsed. At 5:20 p.m., 7 World Trade Center collapsed. The four remaining buildings in the WTC plaza sustained heavy damage from debris, and were ultimately demolished.
At the time of the incident, media reports suggested that tens of thousands might have been killed in the massacre, as on any given day upwards of 100,000 people could be inside the towers. Ultimately, 2,750 death certificates were filed relating to the 9/11 attacks, as of May 23, 2007. Of these, 1,614 (59%) were identified from recovered physical remains. Morgan Stanley was the largest tenant in the World Trade Center, with approximately 2,500 employees in the South Tower and 1,000 in the North Tower. For the following 8½ months, the World Trade Center site cleanup and recovery continued 24 hours a day and involved thousands of workers. The massive pile of debris smoked and smoldered for 99 days.