memorials to the events of 9/11 -- article: additional resources on 9/11 memorials
Additional Resources on 9/11 Memorials
The Sonic Memorial Project
National Public Radio's Lost and Found Sound created a sound archive about the World Trade Center. The website contains information of a series of radio documentaries on the World Trade Center, and on the histories of Lower Manhattan. The site also gives you the opportunity to hear some sounds of the WTC, like a recording of the tower's elevator, and individuals' stories about the auditory memories of the buildings.
The 9/11 Digital Archive
The September 11 Digital Archive uses electronic media to collect, preserve, and present the history of the September 11, 2001 attacks in New York, Virginia, and Pennsylvania and the public responses to them. Funded by a major grant from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation and organized by the American Social History Project at the City University of New York Graduate Center and the Center for History and New Media at George Mason University, the Digital Archive will contribute to the on-going effort by historians and archivists to record and preserve the record of 9/11 by: collecting first-hand accounts of the 9/11 attacks and the aftermath (especially voices currently under-represented on the web), collecting and archiving emails and digital images growing out of these events, organizing and annotating the most important web-based resources on the subject, and developing materials to contextualize and teach about the events.
Coalition of 9/11 Families
The Coalition of 9/11 Families acts as a watchdog organization voicing the concerns of victims’ families. It works to ensure that the sanctity of the World Trade Center site is preserved and that the World Trade Center Memorial is an appropriate tribute to the events of September 11. Click on “WTC Memorial Complex” to read the Coalition’s goals for the memorial, and then click on “WTC Memorial Position” to proceed through specific demands the Coalition is making for the site.
Listening to the City
“Listening to the City,” self-described as a townhall meeting for the twenty-first century, occurred in July 2002 and functioned as an opportunity for New York City residents to shape the rebuilding of lower Manhattan. To appreciate the scale of the event and what was accomplished, view one of the available reports.
"Offensive' statue removed.” BBC News 19 September 2002
A sculpture that was meant to commemorate those who jumped to their deaths from the World Trade Center towers a year before was removed from Rockefeller Center in September 2002 after visitors complained that the statue was too disturbing for public view. The article covering the removal supplies a picture of the statue before it disappeared.